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RN - MSN: FNP Curriculum & Program of Study
The total RN - MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty is 69 credits from the Associate Degree, 15 credits in General Education requirements, 15 credits in a Portfolio review; 21 BSN course credits (12 credits of undergraduate program is graduate course) with an additional 33 credits to complete the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner.
FNP Students must complete 700 hours of clinicals at their site area that has been approved by the School of Nursing (SON).
The RN - MSN family nurse practitioner specialty can be completed on a part-time schedule on three years. The students will earn a BSN after the first four semesters in this path.
|Progression||BSN Credits||MSN Credits|
|Undergraduate credits carried into pathway from ADN||69|
|Additional general education credits
(as specified in admissions requirements)
(Applicants may receive advanced standing for an additional 15 credits after a portfolio review.)
|1st 7 courses @ GWU complete the BSN (in four semesters).||21||21|
|Remaining credits complete the MSN.||33|
Courses to Complete BSN (21 Credits)
- NURS 4117: Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning V (3)*
- NURS 4119: Patient Safety and Quality (3)*
- NURS 6202: Concepts in Population Health (3)
- NURS 6203: Nursing Leadership (3)
- NURS 6205: Nursing Policy, Quality, and Political Process (3)
- NURS 6233: Genetics for Healthcare Providers (3)
Additional Courses to Complete MSN (33 Credits)
- NURS 6208: Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers (3)
- NURS 6220: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3)
- NURS 6222: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (3) **
- NURS 6223: Primary Care Seminar (2)
- NURS 6230: Family Nurse Practitioner I (8) **
- NURS 6231: Family Nurse Practitioner II (8) **
- NURS 6232: Family Nurse Practitioner III (3) **
- NURS 6234: Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing (3)
* Courses with one asterisk are undergraduate level, web-based distance learning and may be applied to the Master of Science in Nursing program at The George Washington University.
** Courses with two asterisks have a clinical practicum.