FNP - Traditional Entry

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The traditional entry into the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is designed for licensed and practicing baccalaureate registered nurses (BSN) to become advanced practice nurses 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. Enrollment is limited and selection is competitive. No GRE required. Program faculty coordinate practicum sites and preceptors.

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Length of Program

The MSN-FNP consists of 44 credit hours with 600 hours of clinical practice. The program can be completed in either 2 years OR 3 years, depending on student selection. 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

MSN-FNP program ONLY accepts students in the 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 application and enrollment
  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 a RN
  5. Academic preparedness for advanced sciences and advanced clinical skills
  6. Current BLS certification; official copy must be submitted
  7. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation (one from current immediate supervisor)
  8. One-page professional goal statement for a Family Nurse Practitioner
  9. All undergraduate or graduate transcripts
  10. Current immunizations; official copy must be submitted


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Tuition Table

2 Year Curriculum Plan

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

3 Year Curriculum Plan

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*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.