Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)

College of Health Professions and Social Work
School of Nursing

http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Nursing/PHCNP/index.asp
(239) 590-7505

2013-2014 Catalog Year

Concentrations
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program with a major in Primary Health Care (PHC) Nurse Practitioner prepares advanced practice nurses for career opportunities in a variety of evolving health care environments. Graduates of this program with a concentration in either the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) are eligible to seek national certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120; telephone number 202-887-6791).

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Submit a FGCU graduate application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  2. Provide an official academic transcript showing the award of a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  3. Provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, taken within last 5 years, with minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections or equivalent score using revised GRE.  Analytical score must also be reported; or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) score of 400 or above, taken within last five years.
  4. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Complete following with a grade of C or above:
    1. Statistics course.
    2. Health assessment course.
  6. Provide evidence of current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
  7. Provide evidence of a minimum one year current practice experience as a registered nurse.
  8. Submit a current resume and statement of career goals.
  9. For applicants who have attended, but not completed another MSN program, must be in good standing and provide a letter of support from the dean of the school of nursing (or designee) that addresses the following:
    1. Potential for success in a MSN program.
    2. Interpersonal communication skills.
    3. Other information as determined by the dean.

Applicants must also provide a waiver granting the Graduate Admission and Progression Committee permission to contact the program(s) attended to verify information.

Program Requirements

  1. Required Courses in the Major (46 hrs)

    • NGR 6002 Health Appraisal and Interpretation (3)
    • NGR 6002L Health Appraisal and Interpretation - Practice (1)
    • NGR 6140 Pathophysiology I (2)
    • NGR 6144 Pathophysiology II (2)
    • NGR 6156 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology I (2)
    • NGR 6165 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology II (2)
    • NGR 6460 Pharmacology I (4)
    • NGR 6461 Pharmacology II (4)
    • NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Perspectives (3)
    • NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Education (3)
    • NGR 6731 Entrepreneurship (2)
    • NGR 6740 Concepts & Roles in Advanced Nursing (3)
    • NGR 6811 Scholarly Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (3)
    • NGR 6240 Primary Health Care I (4)
    • NGR 6240L Primary Health Care I - Practice (2)
    • NGR 6741 Primary Health Care II (4)
    • NGR 6741L Primary Health Care II - Practice (2)

  2. Concentration Requirements (12 hrs)

    Complete one of the following concentrations:

    1. Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration*

      • NGR 6305 Primary Health Care III (4)
      • NGR 6305L Primary Health Care III - Practice (2)
      • NGR 6252 Primary Health Care IV (2)
      • NGR 6252L Primary Health Care IV - Practice (4)

        *For those seeking national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

    2. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration**

      • NGR 6252 Primary Health Care IV (2)
      • NGR 6252L Primary Health Care IV - Practice (4)
      • NGR 6215 Primary Health Care V (4)
      • NGR 6215L Primary Health Care V (2)

        **For those seeking national certification as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   58 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Progression Requirements

Students in the program must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Guidebook.