FNP - Expedited Entry

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The expedited entry into the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is designed for currently enrolled or recently graduated (within the past year) students (RN-BSN or pre-licensure) to obtain advanced education and training in primary health care to patients across the lifespan. Enrollment is limited and selection is competitive! NO GRE Required. Application fee waived for FranU graduates. Program faculty coordinate practicum sites and preceptors.

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Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP)
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Applications are open to become a Family Nurse Practitioner

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Length of Program

The MSN-FNP program consists of 44 credit hours with 750 hours of clinical practice. The program can be completed in either 2 years OR 3 years, depending on whether you have nursing experience. The curriculum is delivered in both an online and blended teaching format, allowing students the flexibility to study and work on their schedule. The program is composed of sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of its program graduate learning outcomes.

Admission Requirements

The MSN-FNP program ONLY admits every spring. Application and accompanying documents are due by September 16 for spring (January) admission. Students who meet the below admission requirements will be invited to an interview. Applicants invited for an interview will be required to pay a $70 fee to complete an Emotional Intelligence assessment.

  1. Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana at the time of enrollment in the program
  2. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited CCNE or ACEN undergraduate nursing institution
  3. Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  4. A minimum of 1-year full time experience as RN prior to starting FNP clinicals.
  5. Academic preparedness for advanced sciences and advanced clinical skills
  6. Current BLS certification; official copy must be submitted
  7. One to two professional letters of recommendation (one from a current nursing instructor, and if currently working in the healthcare setting, one letter from a current supervisor)
  8. One-page professional goal statement for a Family Nurse Practitioner
  9. All undergraduate transcripts
  10. Current immunizations; official copy must be submitted


Document TitleTypeFile Size
Document Title: FNP Core Performance StandardsType: pdfFile Size: 243.847 KBDownload
Document Title: FNP Program Handbook 21 22Type: pdfFile Size: 1.437 MBDownload

Tuition Table

2 Year Curriculum Plan

SemesterCredit HoursTuition/FeesCourse FeesTotal

*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.

3 Year Curriculum Plan

SemesterCredit HoursTuition/FeesCourse FeesTotal

*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any costs associated with uniform requirements.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships are available. FranU has financial aid counselors available to assist students with financial aid. All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Curriculum Notes:

Total Credit Hours: 44

Total Practicum Hours: 750

Total Laboratory Hours: 45