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Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Provide Care at All Life Stages as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Elevate your nursing career and provide care for patients of all ages with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. As a family nurse practitioner, you’ll provide and direct care to adult and adolescent family members in a primary care setting. The program’s curriculum will prepare you for certification examination as a family nurse practitioner. 

Upcoming Term Start Dates

8/20/2024

CCNE Accredited

The master’s degree program in nursing at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)

Top Reasons

Supportive Environment

Be part of a supportive and collaborative learning environment that will help you achieve your goals and better yourself as a healthcare professional. The FNP program strives to produce responsible and productive citizens who will promote and advance the communities they serve.

Caring Faculty

Learn from professors who will guide and mentor you toward success. MSN faculty seek to create positive and enriching environments in which you can feel cared for. 

Personalized Approach

Your program’s faculty and support staff will be active in your experience from start to finish. They’ll work with you to identify your goals and help you reach them as you move toward starting your career as a certified family nurse practitioner.

Certification Preparation

Your program’s faculty and support staff will be active in your experience from start to finish. They’ll work with you to identify your goals and help you reach them as you move toward starting your career as a certified family nurse practitioner.

Meet Our Mocs

Ernie Parani, APRN
Kara Pinero, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Laurel Lawerence, APRN
Samantha Rios
Satoria Reid-Rowe, APRN, Family Practice
Colleen Wallace, MSN, NP-C
Kari Simpson
Mary Cornejo
Jeanne  B. Jenkins, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, RN

Featured Faculty

Jeanne Jenkins

My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that learning should be student-centered. I encourage students to grow as individuals and to connect their learning and critical thinking skills to the world around them. I strive to be an active participant in the growth and well-being of individuals within my circle of influence while demonstrating integrity, respect, passion, empathy, caring and patience.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Record and submit three short videos (no more than 2 minutes each) answering the following prompts:
    1. Where do you see yourself in five years as a nurse practitioner, nurse leader, or nurse educator?
    2. Why is now the right time for you to begin a graduate nursing program?
    3. Graduate school will put significant demands on your time, energy, and financial resources. What do you see as your most significant challenges for meeting the didactic and clinical requirements for the program?
  • Current Résumé
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida.
  • Personal interview may be required for eligible candidates
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****

** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

Curriculum

Family Nurse Practitioner

Core Curriculum - 22 Hours
Course NumberCourse Description
NUR 5120Leadership, Role Development and Advocacy for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 Hours)
NUR 5150Advanced Pharmacology (3 Hours)
NUR 5200Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Hours)
NUR 5220Advanced Health Assessment (4 Hours)
NUR 5250Evidence Translation and Quality Improvement for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 Hours)
NUR 5400Health Promotion and Clinical Prevention for Advanced Nursing Practice (2 Hours)
NUR 5450Informatics and Health Care Technologies (2 Hours)
NUR 6430Care of the Older Adult (2 Hours)
Family Nurse Practitioner Track - 25 Hours
Course NumberCourse Description
NUR 6110Advanced Practice Nurse I (6 Hours)
NUR 6160Advanced Practice Nurse II (6 Hours)
NUR 6500Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice (1 Hour)
NUR 6640Primary Health Care of Women (1 Hour)
NUR 6645Pediatric: Family Health (5 Hours)
NUR 6655Advanced Practice Nurse III (6 Hours)

Total Credits - 47 Hours

Clinical Practice Hour Requirement: At least 660 hours.

Program Costs

2023-2024

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$650
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

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I have a Bachelor degree in another field besides nursing. Am I eligible to apply for the MSN program at Florida Southern?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is one of the requirements for admission to our MSN program. Students who are interested in nursing as a new career may wish to consider an accelerated “second bachelor’s degree” BSN program. Alternatively, they could complete an Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and then go on to enroll in an RN-BSN program. This would give them the foundation needed to prepare for an MSN program.

Do you require the GRE for admission?

No, we do not require the GRE for consideration for admission to our nursing programs.

For which types of careers will this program prepare me?

Our nurse practitioner programs prepare students for careers in primary care. Our Nursing Administrative Leadership and Nurse Educator programs prepare students for a variety of positions in both primary and acute care healthcare settings.

May I choose my own preceptors? Is there assistance if necessary?

You will have the opportunity to choose your own preceptors and will be given access to our database of clinical sites at the start of your program. If assistance is needed, we have a full-time clinical coordinator in the School of Nursing who can work with you to help identify preceptors to meet your clinical hour requirement. Since we have relationships with clinical sites across the state of Florida, it is possible for you to complete your clinical hours close to where you live.

I previously started an MSN program at a different school. Can I transfer my courses?

Florida Southern allows you to transfer up to two (2) graduate-level courses. If you have taken more than two courses elsewhere, our MSN program director will determine which courses would be best to transfer to Florida Southern and which would be most beneficial to repeat at FSC.

Online

MSN and Post-Master's Nursing Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MSN and Post-Master's Nursing Virtual Information Session

Adult and Graduate

Mar 13 5:30 PM

Join us online to learn more about our MSN tracks as well as Post-Master's certificate opportunities.  Hear from your program director and admission counselor to get your questions answered and get ready for your next steps in advancing your education and career!

Location: Online

In-Person

Graduate Nursing Program Open House

Adult & Grad Admissions

Graduate Nursing Program Open House

Adult and Graduate

Apr 16 12:00 PM

Join us to learn more about what makes our nursing program unique.  See some of our students during a typical day in class and tour our new graduate nursing buildings and learning labs!

Location: Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Online

MSN and Post-Master's Nursing Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MSN and Post-Master's Nursing Virtual Information Session

Adult and Graduate

May 9 5:30 PM

Join us online to learn more about our MSN tracks as well as Post-Master's certificate opportunities.  Hear from your program director and admission counselor to get your questions answered and get ready for your next steps in advancing your education and career!

Location: Online

Program Contact

Jeanne  B. Jenkins Jeanne B. Jenkins, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing and MSN Program Director

Blanton Nursing - 123

 863.616.6479

Abbey Bonet Abbey Bonet, MSHE

Assistant Director of Adult and Graduate Admission

 863.680.3090

 863.777.4434