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Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

About the M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Cedarville’s Christian online M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to provide primary care across the human lifespan. Our affordable, accredited, and online M.S.N. program includes assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of common acute and chronic health problems, health promotion, client and family education, and use of evidence-based research for meeting the needs for primary care and prevention.

But at Cedarville, nursing is much more than learning information and practicing skills. Through biblically integrated coursework, you will learn how your relationship with God directly influences the care you provide as a Christian nurse. We will prepare you for a lifetime of using nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ.

M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Track Highlights

Convenient — Offered primarily online, with three one-week residential “intensives”

Flexible — Three flexible completion options: two-year FNP, three-year FNP, and three-year FNP with Global Public Health Nursing Certificate

Certification — Qualifies you to sit for the national certification American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exam and find employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Outcomes for M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Track

As a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, you will be prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner National Certification exam. The Family Nurse Practitioner focus area prepares you as an advanced practice nurse to provide primary care across the human lifespan. You will be qualified to seek national certification and employment as a family nurse practitioner.

Opportunities for M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Track

You will complete 600 hours of hands-on clinical exercises in various aspects of primary health care.

You will participate in three required one-week intensive weeks, including face-to-face instruction of course materials and simulation experiences using our state-of-the-art high- and low-fidelity simulators. As part of these simulations, faculty will guide you through life-altering medical scenarios, giving you hands-on, real-life experience as an advanced practice nurse. You will also work with male and female human subjects simulating physical examinations and various procedures involved with advanced practice nursing.

M.S.N. Program

The Cedarville University M.S.N. program prepares students for advanced practice with up-to-date facilities, hands-on experience, and the most current research.

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Living Out Micah 6:8 as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Read how one M.S.N. FNP graduate is applying her knowledge and faith to make a difference in the physical and spiritual health of her patients.

Program Faculty

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Kim Higginbotham, M.S.N., RN, APRN, CPNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing

M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

You will take a set of core nursing (15 hours) and science (10 hours) courses as well as family nurse practitioner specialty courses (20 hours).

Sample courses:
  • Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP
  • Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
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