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  • Program Overview

    M.S. in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (45 credits)

    Graduates of Endicott’s Family Nurse Practitioner program will be prepared as autonomous providers to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. The program includes a focus on health promotion and disease prevention as well as the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses encountered in the primary care setting.

    • 45 credit hour program
    • Hybrid learning model with a mix of online and evening courses to suit your lifestyle
    • 2-year completion
    • No GRE required
    • Focus on evidence-based practice
    • Highly-skilled faculty provide current real-world experience and strong advisory support
    • Complete a minimum of 600 faculty-supervised clinical hours

    Upon completion of this track, you will be eligible for family nurse practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and will be eligible to apply for state licensure.

    Invest in yourself and your future with a master’s degree designed to help you become a leader in your field. Complete your degree in just two years.

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    The 2022 Certification Exam Pass Rates for Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP and ANCC) was 80%.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Pre-Master's Pathway Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 13

    The Pre-Master's Pathway is designed for applicants who are registered nurses with an Associate degree or diploma in nursing who have a Bachelor degree or higher degree in a field other than nursing. This option offers alternative methods of qualifying for admission to the Graduate School based on transfer of academic courses and course enrollment. In order to be admitted to the Pre-Master's Pathway, students are required to have completed undergraduate professional nursing courses in nursing leadership, nursing research and concepts/practice in community health. Students may have to submit the course syllabi from other nursing schools for evaluation or enroll in courses at Endicott College to meet these requirements.

    Although the Pre-Master's Pathway does not grant a Bachelor degree in nursing, it can enable the student to meet the criteria for admission into the graduate program in nursing. The Pre-Master's Pathway grants exemptions for the specific graduate program admission requirement of a nursing baccalaureate degree.

    Once students have been accepted into the program and completed the necessary prerequisites, they will follow the Traditional Master's course work.

    If applicable to applicant, the four additional pre-requisite courses are:

    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • NU 306 - Nursing Research (Cr: 3)
    • NU 408 - Leadership and Management in Nursing (Cr: 3)
    • NU 411/411L - Community/ Population Health Nursing (Cr: 4)

    Traditional Master's Pathway Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 18

    The Traditional Master's Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The common course of study for each specialty includes graduate core courses in theories, research process and design, and contemporary issues and trends that influence nursing practice. The courses follow a detailed sequence needed to develop expertise in each concentration.

    • NUR 506 - Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment for the Graduate Nurse (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 525 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 527 - Health Policy & Finance: Application for Advanced Practice Nurses (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 574 - Nursing Research I: Methods (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 575 - Nursing Research II: Project (Cr: 3)

    Nursing Education Degree Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 33

    Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required 45

    Family Nurse Practitioner - 27 credits

    • NUR 507 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the Advanced Practice Nurse (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 566 - Seminar for the Professional Nurse Practitioner (Cr: 2)
    • NUR 567 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 568 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum (Cr: 5)
    • NUR 569 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 570 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient Practicum (Cr: 5)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate clinical judgment based on knowledge from nursing, the arts, humanities, and natural, physical, and social sciences. 
    • Use a holistic approach to deliver person-centered care.  
    • Implement quality population-focused care in the protection, promotion and enhancement of health 
    • Apply research methods to address health care and nursing issues 
    • Contribute to an environment of safety for clients and providers 
    • Function as an effective member of the interprofessional care team 
    • Apply knowledge of the healthcare system in planning, organizing, and optimizing care across delivery settings.
    • Use information and communication technologies in the delivery of effective care 
    • Reflect the ethics and values of the nursing profession in providing equitable care for all 
    • Demonstrate leadership skills that foster a commitment to personal and professional well-being.

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  • Clinical Requirements

    The family nurse practitioner internship course provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom setting into practice. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. Experiences are selected with the student to meet program requirements of 600 clinical hours.

M.S.N. in Family Nurse Practitioner at a Glance

$896 Cost Per Credit
45 Credits
$40,300 Degree Cost

A Nationally-Lauded Career Track

Nurse practitioner currently ranks No. 7 on the 2019 Best Job list according to the U.S. News and World Report.

The field is expected to grow an average of 31 percent between 2016 and 2026, adding 64,000 jobs and outpacing the growth for all occupations by more than four times. Others are attracted to the high average salary that nurse practitioners enjoy—nearly $114,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Michael Horvath practicing on a simulation dummy
It's Never Too Late
Michael Horvath M'17, FNP-C earned his master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner and never regretted the decision. The hybrid format allowed him the flexibility to work while earning his degree. His coursework and internship fit hand-in-hand to prepare him to work in the medical community as a provider.
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Already Have Your M.S.N.?

Endicott offers a Post-Master's FNP Certificate designed to provide you with the skills you will need to join this growing specialty. 


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