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Family Nurse Practitioner

Drexel University

Master Online
24 months
Duration
1026 USD/credit
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About

If you want to take the next step along your professional nursing journey into advanced practice nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner program of Drexel University is designed with your needs in mind.

Overview

The College of Nursing and Health Professions delivers a carefully crafted curriculum in the Family Nurse Practitioner program of Drexel University which covers both family and individual primary care across the lifespan from, birth to death. As such, it focuses on wellness care, acute and chronic illnesses management, and clinical strategies/interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and contemporary healthcare issues seen in family medicine. And upon graduation, you will become immediately eligible to sit for your Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam through AANP or ANCC.

Features

  • Ranked #5 in 2020's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs: Family NP by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #16 in 2020's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (Individual Across the Lifespan) program at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Upon completion of the FNP program, you will become eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam through AANP or ANCC
  • Drexel alumni boast a 100 percent board pass rate on these FNP certification exams
  • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages
  • The MSN FNP program is taught by industry-experienced and board-certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions

Where can a Family Nurse Practitioner work?

With an aging US population and a growing shortage of primary care clinicians, among other factors, the demand for qualified nurse practitioners continues to boom. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Advanced Practice Nurses is expected to grow 31% by 2026. This is much higher than the national average.

Earning an MSN FNP and passing the board certification exams officially entitles practitioners to hold the title of Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP). Completing these steps will open many career opportunities to practitioners in potential workplaces such as:

  • Physician’s Offices
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Family Practice and Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Correctional Institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

56 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
3

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from your BSN
  • 1-2 years of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred
  • A current, unrestricted United States RN license
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • A copy of your United States RN license
  • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, and International Consultants of Delaware are accepted
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores

Work experience

  • 1-2 years of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1026 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1026 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1026 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1026 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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