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Grand Canyon University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program2019-07-26T17:06:48+00:00

Grand Canyon University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Program Overview

According to Grand Canyon University:

The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares experienced professional nurses for advanced practice as primary care providers. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) makes independent critical judgments in all levels of prevention, including health promotion; illness prevention; and diagnosis and management for individuals, families, communities and populations. The FNP performs comprehensive health assessments, diagnoses illness and prescribes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments to manage acute and chronic health problems to achieve quality, cost-effective outcomes in a culturally sensitive context. The role of the FNP includes educating, consulting, collaborating, using research to make practice decisions, and influencing professional and public policies.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 53
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The master’s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • 675 hours of directly supervised clinical practice with qualified preceptors
  • Two separate on-campus experiences
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 34 months (full-time)
Admission requirements According to Grand Canyon University, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. If applicants do not meet the GPA requirement, they may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores:
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): 500
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 1,000 combined verbal/quantitative, prior to August 2011; 300 combined verbal/quantitative, after August 2011