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Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The accredited online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program was designed for individuals who wish to obtain their MSN or post-graduate certificate and become a family nurse practitioner. The coursework is designed to introduce the NP student to primary care of the family and/or individual across the lifespan from birth to death.

Overview

The focus is on well care and the management of episodic acute or chronic illnesses. Critical analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and common health problems seen in family medicine are studied.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages students
  • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through AANP or ANCC

Accreditation

Drexel's accredited online degree programs are designed for professionals who want to complete or advance their education at an online college without compromising quality. Drexel University's online degree programs – master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and certificate programs – offer the same accredited curricula as their on-campus equivalents and are competitive with other colleges, online and traditional.

Founded in 1891 and offering online degrees since 1996, Drexel University has become renowned for innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Earn the same, respected accredited Drexel degree as you would on campus.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments
  • Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics
  • Evaluation and Translation of Health Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
  • Personal statement (under 1,000 words)
  • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of your United States RN license 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility (International Applicants Only)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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