Create a more fulfilling nursing career with an online M.S.N. from The Catholic University of America. Catholic is a respected, established institution with 77 years of experience in nursing education. Study an advanced practice nursing curriculum that challenges you to deliver the best care possible, learn from experienced faculty members who care about your accomplishments and gain the ethical perspective to make a difference in health care today. Plus, it’s all in a flexible online format that works with nurses’ busy schedules.
The online Master of Science in Nursing meets the standards for Nurse Practitioner education as established by national nursing organizations to prepare students for certification and licensure as Family Nurse Practitioners. Core courses cover the essentials of advanced practice nursing in depth, such as:
- Advanced health assessment
- Health care policy
- Theories and models for advanced practice nursing
- Population Health
- Advanced Pathophysiology
- Advanced Pharmacology
The program also provides courses and clinical experiences to prepare comprehensive primary care providers for individuals across the lifespan.
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Prepare for a growing role in advanced practice nursing with the Family Nurse Practitioner track. FNPs provide primary care to children, adults and families in clinics, private practices, in the community, and other health care settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national Family Nurse Practitioner exams administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Program.
Coursework focuses on primary care to individuals and families across the lifespan. Selected courses include:
- Perinatal Health
- The 3 Ps ( Pathophysiology, Physical/Health Assessment and Pharmacology)
- Family and Culture
- Discrete courses in Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Management of Health Problems in Adults
- Biomedical Ethics
- Advanced Practice Role
Coursework meets the curriculum guidelines and requirements of the:
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Criteria
**The Catholic University of America is currently not accepting applications for the Online MSN FNP program from people residing in Washington DC, Maryland, and some counties in
Northern Virginia including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudon. CUA’s School of Nursing serves those residing in these locations with our campus-based MSN FNP program.
This on-site program is tailored to the needs of working nurses, with classes generally scheduled one day/week.**