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About the M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Area of Focus

Why Pursue a Family Nurse Practitioner Degree at Cedarville?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as an advanced practice nurse who leads with excellence and serves with Christian compassion? 

Cedarville's Christian M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to provide primary care across the human lifespan and use nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ. Our affordable, accredited, and online nurse practitioner 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 practice for meeting the needs for primary care and prevention. The biblically integrated coursework will influence the care you provide as an advanced practice nurse.

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Access a $1,000 Scholarship

Apply now and start your M.S.N. in January, May, or August, and you will be eligible for a $1,000 achievement scholarship! With a reputation for excellence, Cedarville’s M.S.N. program is also an excellent value, with one of the lowest costs for graduate nursing programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid is also available.

What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Advanced Practice

    Cedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Online

    All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

M.S.N. FNP Program Highlights

Convenient — All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format. Four required on-campus experiences include a Clinical Orientation prior to starting the FNP clinical specialty courses and during each semester of the clinical specialty courses.

Flexible — Part-time and full-time completion options.

Outstanding Christian Faculty — You will be taught and mentored by faculty members who have both high academic credentials and clinical experience. They are passionate about helping you use nursing as a ministry.

Affordable — Cedarville’s M.S.N. FNP program has the lowest cost of all graduate nurse practitioner programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid, including scholarships, is also available.

What Can You Do With an M.S.N. FNP Degree?

The Family Nurse Practitioner area of focus prepares you as an advanced practice nurse to provide primary care across the human lifespan. As a graduate of the M.S.N. FNP program, you will be qualified to seek national certification and employment as a family nurse practitioner.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

You will complete 600 hours of direct care clinical experience in various aspects of primary healthcare across the lifespan.

You will participate in four required 2–3-day on-campus experiences, which include 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 clinical decision-making, gaining advanced practice nursing skills and competencies.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

M.S.N. Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

M.S.N. FNP Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, January, or May.

Program Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours, 20 semester hours of FNP specialty courses, and 3 semester hours of a graduate-level Bible course (if this Bible requirement was not previously satisfied with an undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative).

See curriculum guides for further description of M.S.N.  part-time and  full-time completion options.

Diagram of the progression and increasing specificity of course studies in MSN as represented by a pyramid.

Sample courses:

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

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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