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M.S. in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides registered nurses (RN) with the skills to assume leadership roles in their respective organizations. The nurse practitioner (NP) concentration prepares RNs to sit for the concentration certification exam. The certifying agency determines eligibility for the exam. The concentration’s focus on family care will allow graduates to work with patients over a long period of time in a primary care setting.

This program is accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed clinical hours as determined by the accrediting body in the area of the Nurse Practioner track.

All applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program will complete seven core graduate level courses. Admission to the concentration will only occur after application review by the coordinator. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Master of Science in Nursing core courses in order to be considered by the Department of Nursing to move into the Nurse Practitioner Concentration Track.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program.

  • 15-18 Courses / 44-53 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 22 S.H.
NURS 05504 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 05505 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05501 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 05500 Integrated Information Technology In Health Care 3
NURS 05507 Leadership & Care Delivery Environment 3
NURS 05508 Special Issues & Trends In Nursing 3
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses: 4 S.H.
NURS 05516 Epidemiology Health Promotion & Disease Management 2
NURS 05517 Nurse Practitioner Role: History, Practice Regulations, Reimbursement and Ethics 2
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): 18 S.H.
NURS 05538 Adult Acute and Chronic Disease Management 3
NURS 05532 Across the Life Span Primary Care (Theory) 3
NURS 05544 FNP Women’s Health/Pediatric Clinical (200 hours) 3
NURS 05545 FNP Clinical I (200 hours) 3
NURS 05546 Women’s Health and Pediatrics (Theory) 3
NURS 05547 FNP Clinical II (200 hours) 3

* Special Issues & Trends in Nursing (must be last MSN core course taken)

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation courses

    • Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Current professional resume
  • Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of "C" or better in all nursing subject area courses
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
  • Proof of current (U.S), valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
  • Individual Professional Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
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Family Nurse Practitioner

Career Outlook

The employment rate of Nurse Practitioners is expected to grow 26 percent between 2018 and 2028, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you pursue this in-demand field, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including private practice, hospitals and urgent care.


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