Family Nurse Practitioner

Requirements For Admission

The M.S.N./Nurse Educator and post-master's Nurse Educator Certificate programs have "rolling" admission (on-going admission) and no application deadline. The M.S.N./Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program has a firm application deadline (January 15) and one admission term only (fall term). Explore this web site for the necessary information to pursue that goal. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Applicants for the Master of Science in Nursing program are referred to the Millersville University Graduate Catalog for general criteria and guidelines to the university.

Specific criteria required by the Nursing Department include:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing (ACEN or CCNE).
  2. Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. When GPA is below this, provisional acceptance may be considered if the candidate demonstrates graduate study potential by other means.
  3. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course (equivalent to Math 130) and a research course in nursing.
  4. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate health assessment course; if the course is more than 5 years old the student will be required to complete a refresher course.
  5. Computer literacy and access to a computer and Internet service.
  6. Three current academic and/or professional references.
  7. Licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania or in the state where clinical practice or internship is to be arranged.
  8. Minimum of one year of clinical experience in nursing.
  9. Current resume including one clinical experience.
  10. Successful completion of a personal interview with the Nursing Admissions Committee.

Please Note: Applications that do not include the above data and information may be considered incomplete which may affect the status of the application.

MSN/FNP Applicants

Please provide the additional documents listed below with your completed application:

  1. Current resume or C.V.: Please include all clinical experience to date.
  2. State where Professional Licensure is currently held: Please include RN number as well as expiration date. May send a copy of your license.
  3. Please verify completion of the following: Year, Institution, and Name of Course.
    1. Undergraduate or graduate Statistics course.
    2. Undergraduate or graduate Research course in Nursing.
    3. Undergraduate or graduate Physical Assessment course.

Course Descriptions

Click here to view the Graduate Catalog course descriptions

MSN Program Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

Course Number Course Title Student Credits Theory Hours Total Theory Hours Clinical Hours Per Week Total Clinical Hours
N 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 502 Research Methodology 3 3 45 0 0
N 503 Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 504 Nursing Informatics & Healthcare Technology 3 3 45 0 0
N 511 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 512 Health Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation for Advanced Practice 3 2 30 3 42
N 513 Pharmacology & Alternative Therapeutics in Nursing Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 521 Clinical Management of the Young Family 7 3 45 16 224
N 522 Clinical Management of the Mature and Aging Families 7 3 45 16 224
N 523 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 5 1 15 16 224
N 698 Scholarly Project 3 3 45 0 0
Total   43   450   672

Suggested Course Sequencing

Part-time Student

Fall Spring Summer
Year 1      N 501: Theories (3)
N 503: Issues (3)
N 502: Research (3)
N 511: Patho. (3)
N 504: Informatics (3)
Year 2 N 512: Health Assess. (3)
N 513: Pharmacology (3)

N 521: Young Family Mgt Clinical (7)

Year 3 N 522: Mature Family Mgt Clinical (7) N 523: Internship (5)
N 698: Scholarly (3)