Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Approved admission to the Master of Science degree program requires the following of all students:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited nursing program
  2. An undergraduate or graduate statistics course
  3. A minimum GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate study
  4. (official transcripts must be submitted)
  5. Current U.S. unencumbered RN licensure (upload Nursys verification report in application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation
  7. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  8. Statement of goals
  9. One year of experience as a registered nurse preferred – track specific experience desirable
  10. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  11. Interview may be required (via web, phone, or in person)
  12. Successful passage of criminal background check and drug screen will be required upon offer of admission
  13. Satisfaction of current health and immunization policy of the Department of Nursing will be required upon offer of admission

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.

Required Courses:

Family Nurse Practitioner

(mostly on-line courses)

NURS 500Theories/Concepts Nursing3
NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 522Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 526Ethical, Legal and Health Policy Issues2
NURS 532Family Centered Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 534Management of Health Conditions in Primary Care I3
NURS 540Management of Health Conditions in Primary Care II3
NURS 544Pharmacotherapeutics for Primary Care2
NURS 553Role Development of the NP2
NURS 559Maternal and Child Health in Primary Care2
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (I)4
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (II)4
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (III)4
NURS 997Independent Study2
Total Credits49