Florida National University Accelerated Nursing

Nursing (MSN)

Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 36 Credits)

The graduate program is designed to build upon the student’s baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience This program prepares professional nurses with a wide range of educational experiences to acquire essential evidence-based knowledge and skills for successful employment in chosen careers. The MSN program offers three concentrations: Nurse Educator, Nurse Leadership/Management, and Family Nurse Practitioner. A total of 36 to 45 credits hours is required for graduation from all three concentrations.Request more info about Nursing Is a career in Nursing right for you? Find Out!Take the FNU Nursing Career Readiness Quiz(Opens is a new window)

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (36-45)

NURSING CORE COURSES (18 Credits)Credit Hours

  • NGR 5101Nursing Theory3
  • NGR 6812Nursing Research & Evidence Based3
  • NGR 5891Health Care Policy3
  • NGR 6636Health Promotion and Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice3
  • NGR 5674Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles3
  • NGR 6871Health Care Informatics3
  • TotalCore Course Credits18

Nurse Educator Concentration: The Nurse Educator concentration is designed for nurses to leverage their clinical expertise in an educator role. This concentration will enable nurses to take upon a leadership role in curriculum development in addition to assuming an educator role in clinical and classroom settings. This concentration can be completed in a hybrid format. 120 practicum hours are required for graduation. (27)Credit Hours

  • Nurse Educator  
  • NGR 6101Nursing Curriculum Development3
  • NGR 6710Teaching and Learning Strategies (clinical / classroom)3
  • NGR 6712Introduction to Educational Concepts3
  • NGR 6715Instructional Technology3
  • NGR 6718Assessment and Evaluation Strategies3
  • NGR 6940Nurse Educator Practicum (Capstone Project)3
  • NGR 5035Advanced Health Assessment3
  • NGR 5141Advanced Pathophysiology3
  • NGR 6172Advanced Pharmacology3
  • TotalMSN Education Credits27

Nurse Leadership and Management Concentration: The Nurse Leadership /Management concentration will prepare nurses to apply transformational leadership and decision-making skills necessary to manage nursing units and other departments. In addition, this concentration will equip the nurse leader with the essential knowledge base to participate in the design and implementation of new models of care delivery and coordination. This concentration can be completed in a hybrid format. A total of 120 practicum hours are required for graduation. (18)Credit Hours

  • NGR 6110Nursing Leadership and Management3
  • NGR 6120Nursing Decision-Making in Complex Health Systems3
  • NGR 6720Organizational Dynamics3
  • NGR 6722Financial Management and Resource Development3
  • NGR 5700Decision Making3
  • NGR 6942Nurse Leadership and Management Practicum (Capstone Project)3
  • TotalMSN Leadership & Management Credits18

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration:The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is designed to prepare nurses for advanced clinical practice in the delivery of acute and chronic care to individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. This concentration also focuses on acquisition of evidence-based practice knowledge necessary to preside clinical care that includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling in primary care settings. The FNP concentration can be completed in six semesters on-campus with hybrid courses. Graduates are required to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Examination with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to be licensed and work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. A total of 650 practicum hours are required for graduation.

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