Expand your patient populations by preparing to provide primary health care across the life cycle.
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) MSN track builds in the content from the Adult–Gerontology Nurse Practitioner course work and prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care to individuals and families across the life cycle.
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The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline's MSN program #34 among the nation's top graduate nursing programs and #3 in Ohio.
The master's of science in nursing and the post-graduate certificate programs at Ursuline College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2025.
Careers: MSN Track: Family Nurse Practitioner
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nurse practitioner role first on its 2024 Best Health Care Jobs list and second on its 2024 100 Best Jobs list. The annual rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including opportunities for growth, work-life balance and salary.
Nurse practitioner made the top ten list of highest paying medical jobs in 2022.
Admission Requirements: MSN Track: Family Nurse Practitioner
Students applying for admission must meet both the general requirements for admission to all graduate programs and the specific requirements of the particular program of study. For the MSN program, admission requirements are as follows:
General Admission Requirements
- Application for Graduate Studies, including an essay of 500–1,000 words. Application may be submitted at ursuline.edu/apply.
- Non-refundable $25 application fee.
- All official transcript(s) for baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and any additional undergraduate or graduate academic coursework whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript, including one that verifies completion of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing. Transcript(s) must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the issuing institution.
- Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a recommended 3.0 GPA shown on the applicant’s transcript(s).
- Three recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. Preferred references include: one from a previous instructor, one from an advanced practice nurse and one from a work supervisor.
MSN Program-Specific Admission Requirements
- Current, unencumbered Ohio Registered Nurse license.
- A current resume reflecting a minimum of one-year work experience as a registered nurse. Nursing experience must be within the past two years.
MSN Program Application Deadline
Applicants are urged to initiate formal application as far as possible in advance of the semester or term in which they plan to enroll. Graduate nursing courses begin in the fall and spring semesters. Post master’s classes start every semester.