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The Master's Program

The Master's Program leads to a Master's of Science in Nursing degree. Building upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the baccalaureate program, it provides the opportunity for nurses with Bachelor's degrees in nursing to expand their knowledge and skills in a specialized practice area as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). The framework for practice is created from multidimensional relationships among theory, research and clinical practice. The clinical experiences allow you to have 'hands-on' practice in a broad range of primary care challenges. Most important, your clinical competence is fostered by the preceptorship of clinical faculty.

Advanced practice nurses (APNs), functioning within a practice framework, possess a number of special skills and sources of expertise which positions them well for actively participating in and initiating change in the medical/health care delivery systems. The program, based on the stipulated competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPN) and the Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN), has clear goals. Generally the program prepares you to understand and apply theory, research and clinical knowledge in complex care decision making, create innovative approaches to practice, and assume professional leadership. Specifically it prepares you to:

  • Collaborate with nursing colleagues, professionals from diverse disciplines, and others who influence health/medical environments.
  • Function as a primary care professional in the clinical management of young, middle and older adults and women in a variety of settings. These include, but are not limited to ambulatory private clinics and offices, homes, long-term residences, and community-based clinics.
  • Use, evaluate, and implement research that contributes to the knowledge base that advances health in young, middle age and older adults and women.
  • Assume leadership roles in direct medical/health care delivery systems as expert clinicians.

You may select from two (2) concentrations for Advance Practice Nursing (APN).

  1. Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  2. Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Upon completion, graduates depending on their specialty are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's national certification examination for the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) certification examination for women's Health Nurse Practitioner and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Florida.

 

POST-MASTER'S PROGRAM (CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS)

The programs provide nurses who have earned master's degrees in nursing the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills necessary for Adult/Gerontological and Women's Health advanced practice nursing. After completing the required curriculum, you are awarded a certificate and depending on your specialty are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's national certification examination for Adult/Gerontological Practitioner or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) certification examination for Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Florida.

Advanced practice nurses (APNs), functioning within a practice framework, possess a number of special skills and sources of expertise which positions them well for actively participating in and initiating change in the medical/health care delivery systems.

The program, based on the stipulated competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPN) and the Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN), has clear goals.

Generally the program prepares you to understand and apply theory, research and clinical knowledge in complex care decision making, create innovative approaches to practice, and assume professional leadership. Specifically it prepares you to:

  • Collaborate with nursing colleagues, professionals from diverse disciplines, and others who influence health/medical environments.
  • Function as a primary care professional in the clinical management of young, middle and older adults and women in a variety of settings. These include, but are not limited to ambulatory private clinics and offices, homes, long-term residences, and community-based clinics.
  • Use, evaluate, and implement research that contributes to the knowledge base that advances health in young, middle age and older adults and women.
  • Assume leadership roles in direct medical/health care delivery systems as expert clinicians.

You may select from two (2) concentrations for Advance Practice Nursing (APN).

  1. Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  2. Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Upon completion, graduates depending on their specialty are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's national certification examination for the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) certification examination for women's Health Nurse Practitioner and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Florida.

 

POST-MASTER'S PROGRAM (CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS)

The programs provide nurses who have earned master's degrees in nursing the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills necessary for Adult/Gerontological and Women's Health advanced practice nursing. After completing the required curriculum, you are awarded a certificate and depending on your specialty are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's national certification examination for Adult/Gerontological Practitioner or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) certification examination for Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Florida.

Masters in Adult Health Brochure/Curriculum (PDF document; opens in a new browser window)

Masters in Women's Health Brochure/Curriculum (PDF document; opens in a new browser window)

 For additional graduate admission information, requirements and forms, please visit the FAMU School of Graduate Studies website.