Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies
Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN
M.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner
The School of Nursing offers the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program to the existing specialty tracks of the Master of Science in Nursing Program. The FNP Program will be designed to meet the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies established by The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and prepare students for the
Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The FNP program will build on the existing MSN Program and meet criteria for accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
FNP is a nurse practitioner specializing in general or family care under the supervision of a practicing physician. FNPs are considered primary care providers (PCP) and have the ability to:
. Diagnose disease and order a course of treatment,
. Manage chronic disease,
. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests on patients,
. Prescribe medications as needed for treatment,
. Order physical therapy and other rehabilitation,
. Conduct physical examinations,
. Educate patients about healthy behaviors.
Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 50
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 520 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999