24 months
10490 USD/year
10490 USD/year
2580 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing program of the Winston-Salem State University focuses on the preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Advanced Nurse Educators (ANE). Whether you want to practice nursing at a higher level, teach, or move into a leadership role, WSSU’s graduate and professional nursing programs can help you reach your goal.



During the Nursing program of the Winston-Salem State University you'll receive personalized attention from extraordinary faculty. Graduates achieve a personal and intellectual transformation, a global perspective, and a creative approach to meeting the changing needs of society.


It’s easier than ever to apply to our well-respected graduate and professional nursing programs. 

  • No GRE or MAT requirement for ANE or MSN-DNP option!
  • Removal of time limit for health assessment, statistics, and research courses!
  • Required essay length reduction!

The WSSU MSN Advanced Nurse Educator (ANE) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) options are 2-year programs for full-time study and 3-year programs for part-time study.

Program Paths

Advanced Nurse Educator

The ANE concentration prepares graduates to teach in undergraduate nursing programs and to fulfill clinical education and staff development positions in hospitals and complex educational environments.

Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive primary care to all patients, across a broad range of health care settings, especially underserved and disadvantaged patients, and those of diverse ethnicity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Practice Clinical Problems
  • Nurse Practitioner Role Preparation and Transition
  • Advanced Nurse Educator Role & Transition Practicum
  • Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education 
  • Advanced Nursing Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Program Admissions Application
  • Official report of GRE or MAT scores for FNP program applicants
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally recognized accredited college or university
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or greater
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic work
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics, research, and health assessment with a grade of “C” or higher
  • One year clinical nursing experience as a registered nurse (Waive for a GPA of 3.4 and combined GRE 1000 (New scale a minimum of Verbal-153 and Quantative-144)
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Professional resume
  • Documentation of an active and unencumbered North Carolina or Compact State registered nurse license
  • Submit an Admission essay of 350-500 words describing the reason for choosing the MSN program at WSSU, short and long term goals, and your understanding of the advanced nursing role (ANE or FNP).
  • Complete MSN Supplemental Application

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5245 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    10490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5245 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1290 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Winston-Salem

864 - 1409 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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