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Patients deserve first-rate care at every stage of life. Whether they’re age five or 50, you can be the one they count on along the way.

Make your mark with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) M.S.N.-A.P.R.N. clinical degree. Study advanced pharmacology, take women or pediatrics primary care courses and gain insights from experienced FNPs in an integration practicum. Your newfound knowledge will help to improve everyday health care for families in your community.

As a Shark, you’ll get a high-class education that opens doors to high-demand positions in only eight semesters. Expand your education at NSU, and take your career to new heights.

Why Earn a Nursing Degree at NSU?

Quick Facts

Tuition

Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year (subject to change by the Board of Trustees without notice) is $750/semester credit hour.

Curriculum

This degree program is 51 total credits to complete.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for fall admission is August 1st and December 9th for winter admission.

Delivery Options

Coursework varies online and on-site at our Palm Beach and Tampa Bay Regional Campuses.

Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Students entering the program without a B.S.N (Bridge)
Credits
NSG 5000B
Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice (NSG 5000B / Credits: 6 )
6
Students entering the program with a B.S.N.
Credits
NSG 5000
Advanced Nurse Roles (NSG 5000 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5101
Theory and Research (NSG 5101 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5111
Evidence and Practice (NSG 5111 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5130
Health Care Policy and Leadership (NSG 5130 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5220
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NSG 5220 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology (NSG 5531 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology (NSG 5510 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment (NSG 5502 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5542
Primary Care Adult I (**NSG 5542 / Credits: 6 )
6
NSG 5571
Behavioral Health (NSG 5571 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5550
Primary Care Adult II (**NSG 5550 / Credits: 6 )
6
*NSG 5580
Primary Care Pediatrics (*NSG 5580 / Credits: 3 )
3
*NSG 5560
Primary Care Women (*NSG 5560 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5590
Primary Care Integration Practicum (**NSG 5590 / Credits: 6 )
6

Postgraduate Certificate Curriculum

Students with the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses (Winter admission only)
Credits
**NSG 5542
Primary Care: Adult I (**NSG 5542 / Credits: 6 )
6
**NSG 5550
Primary Care: Adult II (**NSG 5550 / Credits: 6 )
6
*NSG 5580
Primary Care Pediatrics (*NSG 5580 / Credits: 3 )
3
*NSG 5560
Primary Care Women (*NSG 5560 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5590
Primary Care Integration Practicum (**NSG 5590 / Credits: 6 )
6
Students needing the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses (Fall admission only)
Credits
NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology (NSG 5531 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology (NSG 5510 / Credits: 3 )
3
NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment (NSG 5502 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5542
Primary Care Adult I (**NSG 5542 / Credits: 6 )
6
**NSG 5550
Primary Care Adult II (**NSG 5550 / Credits: 6 )
6
*NSG 5580
Primary Care Pediatrics (*NSG 5580 / Credits: 3 )
3
*NSG 5560
Primary Care Women (*NSG 5560 / Credits: 3 )
3
**NSG 5590
Primary Care Integration Practicum (**NSG 5590 / Credits: 6 )
6

*Requires 75 Practicum Hours
**Requires 150 Practicum Hours

For those with a B.S. or B.A. in a field other than nursing, an overall GPA of 3.0 is required and satisfactory completion of NSG 5000B, Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice, prior to beginning the M.S.N. program. NSG 5000B course is only offered in the fall term.

In order to meet graduation requirements applicants must have or obtain the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level course in:

  • Advanced physiology/pathophysiology, including general principles that apply across the life span
  • Advanced health assessment, which includes assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts, and approaches
  • Advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents

Content in:

  • Health promotion and/or maintenance
  • Differential diagnosis and disease management

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Go Further

You’re already ahead of the game. Now add more focus to your work with a Family Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate. If you have an accredited M.S.N. degree, apply to the postgraduate certification track and watch as the NSU edge transforms your career for the better.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here's how to apply. Nursing students must submit the NursingCAS application.

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS.

NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs at participating schools. It is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.

Submit Transcripts to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201

Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International Applicants Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

Complete the Supplemental NSU Application

Once the NursingCAS application is completed, you should complete the supplemental NSU Application online.

Once all applications and documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education logo
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Nurse Practitioner Program(s)

Degree Title Level Degree
Master of Science in Nursing Master M.S.N. APRN

At this time, we cannot confirm that the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN APRN) program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida.  Students who plan to take the licensing exam outside of Florida must check with the state in which they are seeking licensure for any additional requirements. 

ACON’s Nurse Practitioner graduates seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner upon completion of the APRN program.  These exams are offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP.)    

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-BC)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (AGACNP-BC)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP)-BC)

Students may also apply for a multi-state license if their home state is part of the nurse licensure compact.  The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have a multistate license to practice in their home state and other approved compact states https://aprncompact.com/index.htm#map

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, MSN Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.

PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS CANNOT BE CONFIRMED IF PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Florida All States (Except Florida) the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.  

For all students, applicants, or prospective students seeking licensure in any state listed in the “Program Does Not Meet Educational Requirements” or “Cannot Be Confirmed If Program Meets Educational Requirements” columns, please see the chart below detailing these states’ licensing boards and contact information.

STATE

LICENSING BOARD/CONTACT INFORMATION

Alabama

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/alabama-nurse-practitioner.html

Alaska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/alaska-nurse-practitioner.html#education

Arizona

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/arizona-nurse-practitioner.html

Arkansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/arkansas-nurse-practitioner.html

California

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/california-nurse-practitioner.html

Colorado

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/colorado-nurse-practitioner.html

Connecticut

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/connecticut-nurse-practitioner.html

District of Columbia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/dc-nurse-practitioner.html

Delaware

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/delaware-nurse-practitioner.html#education

Georgia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/georgia-nurse-practitioner.html

Hawaii

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/hawaii-nurse-practitioner.html

Idaho

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/idaho-nurse-practitioner.html

Illinois

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/illinois-nurse-practitioner.html

Indiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/indiana-nurse-practitioner.html

Iowa

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/iowa-nurse-practitioner.html

Kansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kansas.html#rn

Kentucky

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/kentucky-nurse-practitioner.html

Louisiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/louisiana-nurse-practitioner.html

Maine

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maine.html

Maryland

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/maryland-nurse-practitioner.html

Massachusetts

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/massachusetts-nurse-practitioner.html

Michigan

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/michigan-nurse-practitioner.html

Minnesota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-minnesota.html

Mississippi

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/mississippi-nurse-practitioner.html

Missouri

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/missouri-nurse-practitioner.html

Montana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/montana-nurse-practitioner.html

Nebraska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/nebraska-nurse-practitioner.html

Nevada

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/nevada-nurse-practitioner.html

New Hampshire

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-hampshire-nurse-practitioner.html

New Jersey

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-jersey-nurse-practitioner.html#education

New Mexico

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-mexico-nurse-practitioner.html

New York

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-york-nurse-practitioner.html

North Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/north-carolina-nurse-practitioner.html

North Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/north-dakota-nurse-practitioner.html

Ohio

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/ohio-nurse-practitioner.html

Oklahoma

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/oklahoma-nurse-practitioner.html

Oregon

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/oklahoma-nurse-practitioner.html

Pennsylvania

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/pennsylvania-nurse-practitioner.html

Rhode Island

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/rhode-island-nurse-practitioner.html#education

South Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/south-carolina-nurse-practitioner.html

South Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/south-dakota-nurse-practitioner.html

Tennessee

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/tennessee-nurse-practitioner.html

 Utah

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/utah-nurse-practitioner.html

Vermont

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/vermont-nurse-practitioner.html

Virginia

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/ApplicantResources/ApplyforLicense/NursePractitioner/

Washington

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/washington-nurse-practitioner.html

West Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/west-virginia-nurse-practitioner.html

Wisconsin

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-education/wisconsin-np-programs.html

Wyoming

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/wyoming-nurse-practitioner.html

American Samoa

www.board-of-nursing.com/american-samoa-board-of-nursing.php 

Guam

https://www.registerednursern.com/guam-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-guam-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Northern Mariana

Islands

https://nmibon.info/

US Virgin Islands

http://www.board-of-nursing.com/virgin-islands-board-of-nursing.php

To access nurse practice acts and administrative codes by state please visit the National of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN website (NCSBN) https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Holland at sholland1@nova.edu.

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