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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Take your nursing career to the next level.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a dynamic way for nursing professionals to gain upward mobility in the health care environment.

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Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

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Priority deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Current Résumé
  • Professional Statement (No more than 2 pages single spaced in length) Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse.
  • Statement should demonstrate an understanding of the scope of the advanced practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Three Recommendation Forms or Letters of Reference
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution*
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proof of current active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)
  • Personal Interview *may be required

Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.

Delivery Options

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On-Campus

Courses are arranged conveniently on campus for the working professional.

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CCNE Accredited

Florida Southern College meets the high standards of accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Advance Your Nursing Role

Learn what you need to know to grow in the profession.

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Personalized Attention

You’ll get the individual attention critical to nursing education.

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Students May Choose One Of Four Tracks

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Become a specialist in the growth of organized and coordinated health care services. This curriculum track prepares you to take the certification exam for Clinical Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Gain the ability to practice autonomously, diagnose and treat patients, and direct primary or acute care.  This curriculum track prepares you for the certification examination as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The family nurse practitioner student is prepared to provide and direct care to families including adults and children. This curriculum track prepares you for the certification examination as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center , or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.

Nurse Educator (NE)

Combine your passion for teaching with top-notch clinical experience. This curriculum track prepares you for the Certified Nurse Educator examination offered through the National League of Nursing.

*This program curriculum is being revised and we will not be admitting new students until Fall of 2018.
 

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Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $565
Total Credit HoursVaries
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

Additional Required Fees

Additional Required FeeCost
FDLE Background Check and 10-panel urine drug screen$145
Proof of immunization prior to entering any clinical site$35
Blanket student nursing liability insurance policy$20

Already have a Master of Science in Nursing?

Florida Southern also offers Post-Masters Certificates in Nursing. Pursue the next level of education and leadership in nursing.

Learn more about our cross promotion offer

Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. Core Curriculum 22 hours
NUR 5120 Advanced Practice Nurse Role
NUR 5150 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 5200 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 5220 Advanced Health Assessment
NUR 5250 Nursing Theory and Research
NUR 5350 Health Care Policy & Politics
NUR 6250 Research Hours
NUR 6430 Care of the Older Adult
B. Clinical Nurse Specialist Track 18 hours
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II
NUR 6210 Advanced Practice Nurse III
Total 40 hours
B. Nurse Practitioner Track 18 hours
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II
NUR 6210 Advanced Practice Nurse III
Total 40 hours
B. Family Nurse Practitioner Track 25 hours
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II
NUR 6640 Primary Health Care of Women
NUR 6645 Pediatric: Family Health
NUR 6655 Advanced Practice Nurse III: FNP Role
Total 47 hours