Family Nurse Practitioner

Degree: M.S.N.

Prepare to serve patients at a variety of life stages through the graduate-level Family Nurse Practitioner program at Millersville University.

Why Study This Program?

Focus your knowledge and expertise of nursing through Millersville University's graduate-level Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Healthcare professionals who wish to specialize their experience through this program will learn how to serve patients throughout their lives under a physician. 

Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can further their education through the University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. Nurses who already possess such credentials can diversify their experience through the post-master's certification FNP option.

Upon completion of the FNP program, graduates are eligible for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and national certification as offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

What Will You Learn?

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree path incorporates both theoretical foundations of advanced nursing and the opportunities for practical application as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Coursework includes Research Methodology, Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice, Nursing Informatics & Healthcare Technology, Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice, Health Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation for Advanced Practice, Clinical Management of the Young Family, Clinical Management of the Mature and Aging Families, and more. In addition to those requirements, the Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program involves 672 clinical hours through a Family Nurse Practitioner internship.

The post-master's certification program explores similar topics while taking a student's previous education and experiences into account. Selected courses from a previous MSN program may meet requirements for this certificate, so students work closely with University administrators to pursue the most effective curriculum.