The PHSSN graduate nursing programs prepare students to assume roles in a variety of healthcare agencies and organizations, as a result of advanced preparation in health care delivery as advanced family nurse practitioners, researchers, educators, or nurse executives
Our programs include:
Hybrid MSN – Education
Hybrid MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program
Post-Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
The graduate nursing programs build upon a baccalaureate nursing education. Faculty believe that nursing is a profession that is responsive to the changing health care needs of individuals and is supported by an expanding body of knowledge. Faculty expect graduate students to expand their understanding of health, environment, person, and nursing roles.
Faculty believe that development of critical thinking, communication, clinical skills, clinical judgment, and self-direction are essential elements in graduate nursing education. Faculty seek to promote awareness of social, cultural, and ethnic diversity, believing it enriches professional growth and development. Faculty believe collaborative education promotes progressive mastery and increased learner maturity. Faculty promote accountability for lifelong learning, professional growth, competent practice, and effective leadership.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited school or university whose nursing program is NLN or CCNE accredited. Additionally, applicants must hold an unencumbered license to practice as an RN in the United States. A minimum of one year of clinical nursing practice is recommended.
Provisional admission to graduate study in nursing requires meeting one of the two GPA academic standards listed above, and obtaining departmental endorsement. Students granted provisional admission must maintain a 3.00 GPA during their first nine hours of graduate study. The applicant is encouraged to submit the application and all supporting documents by June 1st to receive full consideration for admission to the fall semester.
PHSSN admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Students must first complete an application to the School of Nursing Graduate Program using the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) and secondly complete any parent university application requirements to graduate studies.
NURSINGCAS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
1.Click here to apply using NursingCAS
2.The following documents will be required in the NursingCAS application.
Parent University Degree Plans:
Parent University Application Instructions
National Certification Exam/Licensure
Graduates of the Education and Family Nurse Practitioner MSN tracks and the Post-Masters FNP Certificate track are eligible to sit for national certification in their respective disciplines. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN and Post-Masters Certificate tracks are eligible to apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.