Provide holistic care to families across the health care continuum in our online Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration (MSN–FNP).* The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).**
Benefit from a responsive curriculum based on the most up-to-date evidence-based practice. Plus, learn from active practitioners who understand the demand of modern health care and can pass their real-world knowledge on to you.
The curriculum includes 500+ hours of learning in clinical settings. Equip yourself with the skills to build an evidence-based practice and integrate your learning into your everyday work.
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When you complete our 49-credit MSN-FNP, you will be able to:
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients
- Perform a focused assessment of a patient across the lifespan
- Use patient and clinical data to formulate health care diagnoses
- Provide an evidence-based, patient-centered plan of care appropriate for individual patients
- Identify and evaluate appropriate therapeutic interventions for the management of individual patients
- Collaborate across health care disciplines with a foundation of interprofessional experience
- Address the social determinants of health in the care of patients and populations
This program also prepares you to sit for certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Population and public health are a core focus of this program. You will learn to work within community settings and gain an understanding of the complex nature of patients’ needs so you can develop an appropriate plan of care using a shared decision-making model.
Plus, as an R1 (Research 1) university, we help you develop an evidence-based practice informed by modern research. Learn to identify credible sources, review the latest journals and reports, and understand current research.
Combined with micro-level clinical skills, you’ll graduate with the comprehensive, responsive knowledge you need to ensure exceptional outcomes for your patients.
Direct Contact With Practicing Faculty
Many of our nurse practitioner faculty are active practitioners who will give you individual attention and support throughout this program. Learn directly from health care providers who have directed clinics, served diverse, low-income populations, and implemented and evaluated models of service for underserved communities and persons with chronic diseases.
Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines
To provide holistic care, modern practitioners need to collaborate with various health care providers, from nutritionists and social workers to psychologists and health informaticists. Mason weaves interprofessional experiences throughout your curriculum, so working across disciplines becomes second nature.
Our MSN curriculum is founded on Interprofessional Educational Collaborative Core Competencies, including putting patients’ needs first, respecting patients’ dignity and privacy, and cooperating with other care providers to create a climate of mutual respect.
This program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Apply here or request more information if you have any questions.
Virtual Open House
The George Mason University faculty dedicates time throughout the year to hold interactive sessions online for those who want to learn more about the programs we offer. If you would like to know what to expect from an online MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, watch our pre-recorded virtual open house at your convenience. For information on upcoming sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
*The MSN–FNP online graduate program is approved to confer a degree in most states in the U.S. but is awaiting full approval from select states. Please confirm your state’s approval status.
**The master’s degree program in nursing at George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
George Mason University currently considers applicants to the MSN-FNP program from the following states and territories*:
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Guam.
*This is updated as we get approval from the states board of nursing, please check this site often.