Saginaw Valley State University

24 months
20577 USD/year
9514 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Science in Nursing prepares registered professional nurses for practice in nursing education, nursing administration, a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) or as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The graduate program assumes a foundation of concepts and skills acquired in undergraduate programs in nursing.


Nursing students will experience state of the art/high-tech laboratories, simulation areas, educational rooms and computer facilities to enhance learning in the new Health and Human Services building constructed in 2010.

The MSN degree is usually a part-time (6-7 credits per semester) program that is offered in a hybrid learning environment, a combination of in-class and online course instruction. This blended delivery mode is preferred by students allowing them face-to-face instruction without the demands of attending each week. 

Upon successful completion of the FNP program, students are eligible to sit for the FNP certification examination which is a requirement for licence to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse-FNP. Two examinations are available for this certification; they include American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practioners Certification Program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Theory & Knowledge Development 
  •  Healthcare Policy & Funding for ANP 
  •  Nursing Leadership & Ethics 
  •  Research in Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Nursing Informatics & Quality Improvement
  •  Health Assessment & Genomics for ANP
  •  Epidemiology & Population Hlth in ANP 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission to the MSN program.
  • BSN and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) in all nursing and prerequisite coursework
  • College statistics course with a grade of C or higher equivalent to approved SVSU courses.
  • Required for FNP applicants only: College chemistry with grade of C or higher, 3 credit course, general, organic, or biochemistry.
  • Licensure to practice nursing in Michigan or eligible for Michigan license.
  • Resume which includes education, employment, scholarship, service, and professional involvement.
  • One page essay of academic and professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues with a graduate degree in nursing. 
  • Personal Interview.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      20577 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 20577 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      9514 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9514 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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