The Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is designed to prepare the baccalaureate registered (BSN) nurse as an advanced practice nurse with a focus on family practice. Students obtain advanced training in primary health care to patients across the lifespan, with a special focus on practicum experiences in rural and/or medically underserved settings.
Listed below are three entry ways into the MSN-FNP program.
The mission of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program is to advance the knowledge of highly-skilled nurses in preparation for advanced practice as Franciscan servant leaders in a variety of settings, with a focus on rural and medically-underserved settings. The program achieves its mission by creating a respectful educational environment that embraces cultural diversity, emphasizes collaboration and interprofessional healthcare teams, and promotes evidence-based primary health care across the lifespan.
The FranU FNP Program offers a unique structure for articulation and educational access to advanced study in nursing. The design promotes sharing of resources and responsibilities through a collegial and collaborative relationship among nursing faculty and students representing diverse educational backgrounds and experiences in nursing and higher education.
Goals of the program include:
Upon program completion, graduates will meet certification requirements to write for the FNP certifying examination.
The program graduate learning outcomes are derived from the mission and core values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, the AACN Essentials for Master’s Education (2011), and the NONPF Core Competencies (2017).
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
Our faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and a comprehensive blend of clinical practice, content expertise, and educational experience.
Yes, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
Your goal statement should address, in detail, your intellectual and clinical interests, your interest in the specific specialty to which you are applying, and your fit with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s program.
The following components should be included in your resume/CV:
The acceptable file formats are .pdf, .doc, and .docx.
Yes, after review of your application, the admission committee will select those applicants who will be invited for an interview. You will be contacted directly by a member of the faculty admissions committee.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University requires that applicants to its graduate nursing programs hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or equivalent degree, e.g. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).
While the majority of students admitted to the program have a cumulative undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0 (and an equally strong science GPA), each applicant is reviewed holistically by the faculty admissions committee. Commitment to scholarship, leadership, and clinical inquiry are crucial components in a competitive application. Academic rigor, clinical experience, best fit with the program, and advanced specialty are also considered during the application review process.
Please see the tuition and fee schedule for the current rates.
Complete information on need-based financial aid and supplemental loan programs are available in the financial aid section.
Graduate students financing their education generally take advantage of multiple sources of funding, including their federal loan eligibility.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program including the Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program including the Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) is Continuing Accreditation
— View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Note: Prospective students should visit the State Authorization page to verify that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is authorized to offer online courses and programs in your respective state. Prior to enrollment, students are also encouraged to visit their state educational agency or licensing board to ascertain whether or not they can utilize their degree program for additional compensation, initial licensing or renewal, as well as any other benefits.