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Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Access a $1,000 Scholarship

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

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

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.

Program Start Dates

We offer three start dates through the year so you can begin your program as soon as you are ready. Choose August, January, or May.

 

M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN 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 I 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.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Program

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Program Faculty

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Cliff Fawcett, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C

Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) focus area, Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 324
  • Phone 937-766-7725
  • Email Email

M.S.N. FNP 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.

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Sample courses:
  • Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP
  • Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog