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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, January 10, 2017

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

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Admission Requirements

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal Interview
  • Three Recommendation Forms or Letters of Reference
  • Baccalaureate degree 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)

* Required prerequisite courses: NUR 3106 Basics of Health Assessment, NUR 4110 Evidence Based Health Care, and MAT 2022 Elementary Statistics or MAT 2032 Biostatistics. A “C” or better is required.

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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Get a Head Start on Clinical Hours

Required for certification exams from NLN, ANCC, and/or, AANP.

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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 Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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.

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.

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.

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Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. Core Curriculum 25 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
MAT 5010 Applied Statistical Analysis
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 43 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 43 hours
B. Family Nurse Practitioner Track 28 hours
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II
NUR 6210 Advanced Practice Nurse III
NUR 6635 Primary Health Care of Women and Men
NUR 6645 Pediatric: Family Health
Total 53 hours
B. Nurse Educator Track 16 hours
NUR 6120 Nurse Educator in the Clinical Setting
NUR 6260 Curriculum Design & Program Development
NUR 6310 Nurse Educator in the Academic Setting
Total 41 hours