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Nursing - Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #17 (BCR) Ann Arbor, MI, United States
The Nursing - Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner track at University of Michigan prepares advanced practice nurses for the current and evolving primary health care system. More specifically, the program focuses on providing students with the skills needed to deliver cutting edge, community-based primary health care to individuals and families across the lifespan.
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We place a strong emphasis on health promotion as well as the development of positive health behaviors as they pertain to diverse groups at different developmental and age stages. Nursing - Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner students at University of Michigan share courses with students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Midwife programs where relevant. 

This structure exposes students to a variety of expert specialty faculty and also helps the development of inter-specialty relationships that may prove fruitful in students' future practices. Our program prepares graduates to provide the full range of primary care from the antepartum period, infancy, childhood and adolescence through the adult lifespan. This includes

  • well care to children and adults
  • age appropriate health and developmental screening across the life span
  • diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems
  • prenatal and postnatal care to mother and baby

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Models, Theories and Methods to Promote Optimal Health Outcomes
  • Promoting Optimal Models and Systems for Healthcare Delivery
  • Scientific and Analytic Approaches for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Role Transition to APRN
  •  Advanced Primary Care Nursing of Adults and Families with Complex Systems
  • Advanced Primary Care Nursing: Health Promotion and Management of Acute Health Problems of Adults and Well Women/GYN Care
  • Critical Elements and the Study of Family and Health
  • Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (Antepartum Care)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Earned a BS in nursing or are in the process of completing a BS in nursing from a CCNE, AACN, or NLN accredited institution. Note: Successful completion of the BS in nursing must occur prior to the desired term of admission
  • Minimum B average in all undergraduate coursework (this includes all courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements for a BS in nursing; an overall B average is usually equivalent to a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale)

International apllicants

  • Official foreign transcript 
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • English Proficiency Exam 
  • Visa and Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24870 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    24870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24870 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    12316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12316 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for Ann Arbor

  • 1025 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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