Colleges and Schools

Program Requirements

The master of science in nursing (MSN) degree with a concentration in advanced practice family nursing will prepare students to take the FNP certification exam offered through the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Master’s Degree Requirements

  • 14 sh of graduate nursing core classes
  • 15 sh of advanced practice core courses
  • 25 sh of FNP specialty courses

Total 54 semester hours, plus 675 practicum hours

Required Courses

  • Professional Communication and Collaboration (2 SH) NURS 5030
  • Scientific Inquiry and Knowledge Development (4 SH) NURS 5010
  • Health Care Systems: Organizations and Resources (4 SH) NURS 5015
  • Population-Based Health Care (4 SH) NURS 5020
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: Role Concepts and Transitions (2 SH) NURS 5503
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (3 SH) NURS 5505
  • Advanced Pharmacology (3 SH) NURS 5510
  • Advanced Health Assessment (4 SH) NURS 5515
  • Health and Wellness Promotion (3 SH) NURS 5520
  • Adult Health I Primary Care (6 SH) NURS 5531
  • Adult Health II Primary Care (3 SH) NURS 5540
  • Pediatric Primary Care (5 SH) NURS 5561
  • Women’s Health Primary Care (4 SH)) NURS 5571
  • Advanced Practice Gerontologic Nursing I Primary Care (2 SH) NURS 5610
  • Residency: Family Practice (3 SH) NURS 5791
  • Capstone Project (2 SH) NURS 5990

Please review the full academic catalog for the year you enrolled at North Park for official degree requirements. The catalog and your academic advisor will assist you in planning your course sequence to complete your master’s degree.