May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The APSU Graduate Nursing Program strives to ensure that graduate students are successful in their professional and academic goals. The program prepares competent graduates to significantly contribute to improving community health through advanced practice and nursing education. Graduates of the MSN program demonstrate advanced-role professional behaviors, integration of evidence-based guidelines and decision-making, and promotion of quality care and advocacy in advanced, professional nursing roles. 

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration prepares nurses to deliver care and improve health outcomes in outpatient primary care settings. Graduates assess, diagnose, prescribe medications, and evaluate patient care throughout the lifespan. Graduates are eligible and prepared to sit for the FNP specialty certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and to apply for licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is designed with the working professional nurse in mind and is primarily delivered online. Two required on-campus visits are designed to enhance learning, practice hands-on skills, participate in simulation, and for professional networking/socialization. 

Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook.  Program Handbooks, incorporated herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: Master of Science in Nursing.