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  • M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner

    Explore our Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
    Gain the skills necessary to provide lifelong, comprehensive care through disease management, health education, and primary care health services to patients of all ages.
    Degree:
    M.S.
    School:
    School of Health and Natural Sciences
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry
    Credits:
    42

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Family Nurse Practitioner M.S. Curriculum

Core 14 Credits
Specialization 28 Credits
Total 42 Credits

Requirements for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program include:

Core

  • NURS 680 Health Care Delivery Systems and Innovation
  • NURS 681 Theoretical Underpinnings for ANP
  • NURS 682 Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare
  • NURS 683 Transformational Leadership
  • NURS 684 Research Methods in Practice
  • NURS 685 Constructs of Healing
  • NURS 758 Genetics and Genomics Essentials
  • NURS 759 End of Life and Palliative Care

Specialization

  • NURS 748 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS 749 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NURS 751 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 756 Advanced Health Assessment Lab
  • NURS 771 Clinical Practicum I
  • NURS 772 Clinical Practicum II
  • NURS 773 Clinical Practicum III
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Is there Financial Aid Available?
There are government programs such as the National Health Service Corps available to family nurse practitioners who agree to practice in medically underserved areas.
Do I have to take Online Courses?
The program is designed to be taken in-person. However, there are several non-clinical related courses that may be taken online. All courses that are necessary for clinical placements must be taken on campus.
Do I need to take the GRE or MAT for admission consideration?
The FNP program does not require applicants to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) or the MAT (Miller Analogies Test) for admission consideration.

Family Nurse Practitioner Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner program educates advanced practice nurses to practice primary care, which includes health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, in a variety of settings (e.g., community clinics, private offices, urban areas, rural areas, school-based clinics, prisons) throughout the patient’s lifecycle. 

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Family Nurse Practitioner FAQS

Do I need to take the GRE or MAT for admission consideration?
The FNP program does not require applicants to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) or the MAT (Miller Analogies Test) for admission consideration.
Is there Financial Aid Available?
There are government programs such as the National Health Service Corps available to family nurse practitioners who agree to practice in medically underserved areas.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above is required.
  • Applicants with international education are required to have their earned credits evaluated by NACES to be comparable to United States standards.
  • Copy of currently registered and unencumbered New York State RN License
  • Professional résumé
  • Personal statement (500 words - Why you want to become a Family Nurse Practitioner). Contact admissions for essay guidelines.

Degree Requirements

The program is designed for professional nurses who have a BS in Nursing degree.

Accreditation

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The master's degree in nursing at Mercy College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.


 

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The master’s degree in nursing at Mercy College is accredited by the New York Board of Regents, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB, Albany, New York 12234.

Program Outcomes

Technology

  • Student will synthesize knowledge and skills using patient care technologies and information management to deliver and coordinate care across multiple settings. [I, IX, V, II]
  • Student will be able to analyze care outcomes and communicate with individuals, groups, media, policy makers, health care professionals and the public.  [VI, VII, IV]

Research

  • Student will synthesize knowledge and skills to integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgement, research, and interprofessional perspectives using evidence based practices to improve health outcomes for patient aggregates. [VII, VI, IV, VIII]

Leadership

  • Student will synthesize knowledge and expertise in assessing organizations, identifying systems issues, and facilitating organization wide changes in practice delivery. [II, VII]
  • Student will be able to develop leadership skills to establish and maintain effective communication and collaborative relationships with interprofessional teams. [II, VII]

Quality

  • Student will synthesize knowledge and skills to analyze and prioritize outcomes that need to be improved, promote health, shape the health delivery system, and advance values such as social justice through policy processes and advocacy. [III, VI, VIII, IX]
  • Student will will use quality improvement and high reliability organizational principles to measure the impact of plans of action. [III, IX, VIII]