MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from a CHEA recognized institution and nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- An active nursing license in the state where they practice
- Complete your application at nursingCAS.org
- Official transcripts are required from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended
- Current resume/CV including detail of responsibilities and specific job experience
- Three professional letters of recommendation sent directly to the admissions office:
Letters need to come from current or previous supervisors, prior nursing faculty, or other individuals who can address the candidate’s clinical knowledge, skill and prospective aptitude for success within a graduate program of study. Letters may not come from direct peers or family members.
- Personal statement (400 to 800 words) addressing the following:
- Discuss why you want to pursue an MSN degree and your specialty of choice
- Describe how your past and/or ongoing work experience will enhance your experience in this program
- State your goals/plans upon completion of the degree
- Submit a new online application by the deadline
- Submit all items not submitted previously including updated transcripts
A minimum GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
We are affiliated with the largest health care system in Kansas City giving your access to many clinical sites. It’s the responsibility of the student to secure clinical placements and seek approval by the program director.
MSN students who wish to complete clinical rotations in a state other than Missouri or Kansas must contact the Board of Nursing and/or Board responsible for professional requirements in field requiring licensure in the state where they are completing their clinical rotations to learn and abide by the requirements and obtain special permission. Not all requests can be granted. Additional fees may apply.
A total of 49 credit hours is required to complete the program. The program can be completed at a part-time or full-time pace but continuous enrollment is required and it must be completed within seven calendar years.
Yes, flexible part-time and full-time options available for working adult learners.
Yes, 600 clinical hours are required.
Though the program is mostly online, you are required to complete a clinical immersion course that required two full days on campus. Flexible part-time and full-time options available for working adult learners.
- We offer financial aid (Department of Education loans, grants, scholarships). Complete your FAFSA application to help determine eligibility for need-based federal financial aid (Saint Luke’s College FAFSA Code: 009782).
- We offer scholarships
- We accept third-party scholarships
- A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred into the master’s degree program at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
- Courses must be equivalent to courses in the MSN tracks at Saint Luke’s College
- Consideration of transfer credit must occur as part of the admissions process and will not be considered after a student has begun the program
- Transfer credit will be applied to the student’s graduate academic record only after 12 hours are completed at Saint Luke’s College
- The student must have an earned a grade in the course of B or higher to be considered for transfer
Below are the minimum laptop computer requirements to work with the courses at the College. Google Chromebooks will not work at the College due to download requirements. Please make sure you have access to reliable, high-speed internet.
Minimum computer specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 (or higher) or AMD Ryzen 5 (or higher)
- Operating System: Windows 10 or Mac OSX 10.12
- RAM: 8 GB (or higher)
- Hard Drive: 128 GB minimum (or higher) SSD highly recommended
- Wireless network card 802.11AC
- Headset with microphone capability required
- Web camera required
Software applications required:
- Microsoft Office 2016 or newer (The College provides you with one free copy of Office 2016 via the OntheHub)
- Supported internet browser: Google Chrome
- Adobe Reader
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Full-Time Sample Course Sequence
Master of Science in Nursing students must complete the following requirements:
- Complete the prescribed credit hours for the chosen MSN track
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Repeat any course in which a grade below a B was earned. Students may repeat a course only one time. Students are allowed to repeat a maximum of two courses.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Semester I||9 Required|
|N502||Professional Roles, Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|N505||Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Practice||3|
|N565||Advanced Pathophysiology & Disease Status||3|
|Semester II||9 Required|
|N515||Policy, Organization and Leadership||3|
|N545||Advanced Health Care Research||3|
|Semester III||9.5 Required|
|N525||Health Promotion, Health Protection, and Disease Prevention||3|
|N595||Advanced Health Assessment and Physical Diagnosis||3|
|N526||FNP On-Campus Immersion I (2 day On-Campus Experience)||0.5|
|N696||Applied Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|Semester IV||9 Required|
|N571||Family Nurse Practitioner I: Diagnostics and Intervention||6|
|N572||Family Nurse Practitioner I: Diagnostics and Intervention Practicum (100 Practicum Hours)||1|
|N530||Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|Semester V||6 Required|
|N771||Women’s and Child Health for FNP: Diagnostics and Intervention||4|
|N774||Family Nurse Practitioner II: Diagnostics and Intervention Practicum (200 Clinical Hours)||2|
|Semester VI||6.5 Required|
|N560||Mental Health for Family Nurse Practitioners||3|
|N773||Family Nurse Practitioner III Diagnostics and Intervention Practicum (300 Practicum Hours)||3|
|N625||Family Nurse Practitioner Immersion II (2 day On-Campus Experience)||0.5|
|Total Credits||49 Credits|
This is a sample plan of study. The courses can vary depending on a student’s transferred credit. Please work with the MSN advisor to complete your plan of study.