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Walden University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner2019-07-26T17:11:01+00:00

Walden University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Overview

According to Walden University:

“This online Family Nurse Practitioner specialization focuses on evidence-based techniques that can enhance the quality of care and outcomes for your patients. Study strategies that can prepare you to work in primary care health settings to change the course of your healthcare career. Walden practicum coordinators can assist you in meeting your clinical practice requirements. As a graduate of the program, you can pursue national family nurse practitioner certification and state credentialing.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 47-81
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive 640 practicum hours required.
Tracks RN Track: For registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you can begin the foundations courses for the MSN.

BSN Track: For registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

RN to MSN Track: For registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing and would like to obtain their bachelor’s degree while working toward their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). With this accelerated program of study, you can earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than earning each degree separately.

Admission requirements According to Walden University, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A work experience form demonstrating two years of full-time or part-time nursing work experience employed as an RN.
  • The clinical site identification form with a statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements and identification of potential clinical sites in your local area for each of the four practicum requirements.
  • Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details.