Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON)

Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner (NP)


MS (Masters of Science)
1 y (1 year program=4 semesters)
51 (51 credits)
(Research Focused)

The Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner (NP) program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the care of individuals and families. The NP program is designed for nurses holding baccalaureate degrees who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a graduate degree in nursing.

Graduates of the NP program with the family specialty are eligible to take a certification exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn the FNP-BC credential, or take a certification exam through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn the NP-C credential. NP students who have successfully passed their national board certification exam can then apply for both the Nurse Practitioner Certification and Furnishing Number.

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