M.S. - Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner concentration); M.S. - Nursing (Nursing Education concentration), School Nurse Post-Bacc Certification; Post-Master's - Family Nurse Practitioner; Post-Master's - Nursing Education; Supervisory Certification - School Health Services;
Millersville University offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), with two specialty options: family nurse practitioner and nursing education. Options vary in length from 35-42 semester hours. All class sessions are offered during weekday evenings in three-hour blocks of time or via distance learning. Primary health care courses for the FNP student require a minimum of 12 hours per week in clinical practice. Nursing education students are required to complete one semester of a six-hour per week clinical internship. Individuals completing the MSN with family nurse practitioner option are prepared to function as family nurse practitioners in a variety of settings, including clinics and primary care settings. Individuals completing the MSN with nursing education option are prepared to function as educators in nursing education programs or health care agencies.
A post-master's certificate is available in the family nurse practitioner option and the nursing education option for individuals who already hold a MSN degree. Course requirements are contingent upon previous Master's degree.
A post-baccalaureate certificate is available in nursing education for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in nursing, or a bachelor' degree in a related discipline.
The Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 350 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014; phone (212) 989-9393.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited (N.L.N.A.C. or C.C.N.E.) school of nursing. Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course and a research course in nursing. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate health assessment course. Licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania or in the state where clinical practice or internship is to be arranged. Minimum of one year of clinical experience in nursing.
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Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$531.50 (PA Resident), $749.50 (Non-Resident) USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999