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Master of Science in Nursing FNP

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with our Family Nurse Practitioner Track.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Practitioner Track/Post-Graduate APRN Certificate As a Family Nurse Practitioner, you’re empowered to take on more responsibility and do your job with greater autonomy—handling everything from performing examinations to formulating diagnoses to writing prescriptions.

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Who is this program for?

When you complete this program, you’ll be able to provide general, family-focused care and serve as the primary healthcare provider for your patients, including those in rural, underserved areas where there may be few physicians.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE, ACEN, CNEA or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where college-level work was performed must be sent from the institution to Averett University.
  • Verification of current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse within the United States. Must be licensed in the state where clinical hours will be obtained. Licensure in another state may be required in order to complete clinical hours (i.e. NC, VA).
  • Submit three academic and/or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) who can evaluate your potential for success in a Graduate Program. Recommendations from family members or friends will not be accepted.
  • Personal Goals Statement: A personal statement explaining your professional goals for the next 3-5 years and why you want to become a nurse practitioner is required and should not exceed 500 words.  The statement should be more informative than “a desire to help others”.
  • Applicants to the MSN Nurse Practitioner Program must have at least 1000 hours of direct contact and/or care for patients within the year prior to admission. Applicants who have less than 1000 hours of direct patient care may be admitted by permission from the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. **RN’s who have earned a BSN from Averett University are exempt from this requirement.
  • Three or more credits in college-level statistics with grade of “C” or better.
  • Current CPR and BLS certification required
  • Students who do not speak English as their first and primary language must submit satisfactory scores from one of the following prior to admission to the university:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For graduate students, a score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For undergraduate students, a score of at least 6.0 is required; for graduate students, a score of at least 6.5 is required.
  • Applicants who completed their basic nursing education in another country must provide an official evaluation of transcripts from this evaluation service: World Education Services
  • An onsite interview with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Director of NP Programs and/or Faculty. Applicants who reside more than 100 miles from Averett University may interview via a synchronous, virtual format.

The following criteria may also be considered when making admission decisions: individual grades in relevant undergraduate/graduate college coursework, communication skills, and relevant personal/professional experiences.

  • Graduation from a CCNE, ACEN, CNEA or NLNAC accredited MSN program.
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN and/or APRN license in the state in which clinical hours will be obtained. Licensure in another state may be required in order to complete clinical hours (NC, VA).
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.
  • Three professional references from individuals who can address the applicant’s practice as an RN/APRN (ex. colleague, supervisor, collaborative physician). References from family members or friends will not be accepted.
  • Professional Resume.
  • Personal Goals Statement: A personal statement explaining your professional goals for the next 3-5 years should be submitted and be 500 words or less. The statement should also address how your Post-Graduate Certificate will impact your current practice.
  • Current BLS certifications required
  • An onsite interview with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Director of NP Programs and/or Faculty. Those who reside more than 100 miles from Averett University may interview via a synchronous, virtual format.

The following criteria may also be considered when making admission decisions: individual grades in relevant undergraduate/graduate college coursework, communication skills, and relevant personal/professional experiences.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen

The student is required to undergo an annual criminal background check and drug screen. While drug screens are required annually, they will be obtained on a random, rolling schedule.  If the School of Nursing finds the results of the drug screening or criminal background check to be unacceptable, the student’s progression and completion of the nursing program may be impeded.

Students will be subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings at any time throughout the duration of the program as requested by the program’s clinical affiliates. The AUSON requires students to perform clinical rotations for hands-on training. It is at the discretion of each medical facility with which the program has a clinical affiliation agreement to implement a standard protocol regarding student admittance for educational purposes.

Tuition

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$ 695 per credit hour
  • Plus Any Additional Clinical Fees
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