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Duke University – Online Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner Major2019-07-26T17:05:09+00:00

Duke University – Online Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner Major

Program Overview

According to Duke University:

“Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many settings. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) major in the Duke MSN Program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings, including those in rural and under-served areas. FNP graduates are prepared for advanced clinical practice that involves individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. Clinical and state of the art simulation techniques prepare students for clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, community health centers, rural health centers and academic health care centers.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 42-49
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The Master of Science in Nursing program at Duke University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • Students must complete 11 credit hours of clinical core courses
  • Required on-campus intensive plus three (3) separate on-campus sessions throughout the semester.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Admission requirements According to Duke University, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing with a BS/BA from a regionally accredited program in another field of study.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree(s).
  • Bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s coursework must include satisfactory completion of a course in descriptive and inferential statistics (basic biostatistics).
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within five years.
    • The GRE will be waived for applicants who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree(s), or who hold an earned master’s or doctoral degree. The BSN and/or Associate’s in Nursing degree(s) will be used in the calculation of the cumulative undergraduate GPA.
  • Nursing experience (one year recommended for most programs; additional experience required for some programs).
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina is required for matriculation, unless:
    • The student’s license is from a state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), and that is the student’s primary state of residence (the declared fixed permanent and principal home for legal purposes, or domicile); or
    • The student is a distance-based student who will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school, and has licensure or eligibility for licensure in his or her primary state of residence.