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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Degree Program Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.N.
Subject Area Allied Health and Nursing
Type/Location Web Enhanced
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Number of Required Campus Visits 4 per semester during all semesters (except semester registered for NURS 554 Advanced Health Assessment which required weekly seminars.)
Degree Type Graduate - Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Total Number of Semester Credits 53
Program Description

Graduate program designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

Admission Requirements

Completed applications are due in to the MSN Program by January 15th.

To the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed application form to MSU.
  • Application fee (fee applies to MSU students, graduates, faculty and staff).
  • Verification of baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript).
  • Verification of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be required.
  • Information required of international students, if appropriate.

To the School of Nursing:

  • Completed MSN Program, SON application form.
  • Copy of current registration of RN licensure.
Verification of references requested.
Other Requirements

Courses that must be completed for this program include:

  • NURS 552 Advanced Health Assessment (3 Cr)
  • NURS 553 Advanced Pharmacology (3 Cr)
  • NURS 554 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Cr)
  • NURS 601 Nursing Science: Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice (2 Cr)
  • NURS 602 Ethical Dimensions in Advanced Nursing Practice (2 Cr)
  • NURS 603 Advanced Nursing Roles (2 Cr)
  • HLTH 575 Biostatistics (3 Cr)**or equivalent
  • NURS 604 Advanced Nursing Research (2 Cr)**
  • NURS 606 Social Space of Nursing (2 Cr)
  • NURS 620 Processes Influencing the Human Health Experience (3 Cr)
  • NURS 640 Family Nursing Theory (1 Cr)
  • NURS 641 Family Nursing I: Adult Health-Primary Care (2 Cr)
  • NURS 642 Family Nursing KK: Child and Adolescent Health (2 Cr)
  • NURS 643 Family Nursing III: Reproductive Family Health (2 Cr)
  • NURS 644 Family Nursing IV: Adult Health Promotion (2 Cr)
  • NURS 645 Advanced Practice: CNS/FNP-Family I (5 Cr)
  • NURS 646 Advanced Practice: FNP-Family II (5 Cr)
  • NURS 647 Advanced Practice: FNP-Family III (5 Cr)
  • NURS 699 Thesis (4 Cr)

**HLTH 575 Biostatistics (or equivalent) is a required pre-or co-requisite for NURS 604

Program Contact Information

Donna Brauer, Ph.D., RN 
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-6826 (V) or (800) 625-3529 (MRS/TYY)
Fax: (507) 389-6516