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MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

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Credits: 40 credits plus 650 hours of clinical practice
Program Length: 3 years
Start Dates: Rolling admissions
Instructional Method: Online

Advanced Practice Nurses are in the forefront of making some of the biggest strides in improving health behavior today. This program is ideal for RNs with a BSN degree who are looking to advance their career as a primary care Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive practice.

Expand your knowledge, values and skills as you prepare for a clinical role in the primary care of the family. You will be able to improve the health of families through independent practice, by working collaboratively with healthcare professionals in the primary care setting.

Felician University graduate nursing students complete clinical hours in five designated courses in addition to the online content. You work under the guidance of qualified faculty, to select clinical preceptors and clinical practicum sites which meet the program objectives. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP), State Board of Nursing licensure as an APN and for admission to doctoral study.  

Admission & Program Requirements

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Program, graduates will:

  • Develop skills in decision making and clinical management of family health.
  • Integrate nursing science, biophysical sciences, and psychosocial sciences into the planning and delivery of patient-centered and population-focused care.
  • Assume a leadership role in effectively initiating innovations in safety and quality improvement.
  • Synthesize quality and safety evidence to promote an interprofessional culture of excellence.
  • Critically evaluate evidence from the literature for translation into diverse practice settings.
  • Integrate current and emerging technologies into quality improvement strategies to optimize health outcomes.
  • Implement health policy initiatives that focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical polices in health care.
  • Utilize collaborative strategies within the interprofessional healthcare team to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Implement patient-centered and population-focused clinical prevention strategies to improve health outcomes.
  • Apply advanced knowledge to the design, implementation, and evaluation of patient-centered and population-focused care.
  • Act with ethical comportment in all aspects of advanced nursing practice.

Post Masters Certificate: Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner

Admissions Contact

Camille Braker-Balkum, MBA
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Email | 201.355.1446
3rd Floor, Castle, Rutherford Campus

Program Contact

Dr. Ann Tritak, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Email | 201.559.6151 
Obal Hall, second floor
Lodi Campus