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Master of Science

The Graduate Nursing Program offers two options for baccalaureate prepared nurses. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) option is designed to prepare graduates to provide global primary health care to diverse and underserved clients across the life continuum. Upon completion of the program of study, graduates are eligible to write a national certification examination for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP). The program of study is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters (including one summer) and 44 semester hours of full-time continuous study. The Nurse Educator (NE) option is designed to prepare qualified nurses to function as well-prepared educators in academic or healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program of study, graduates are eligible to write a national certification examination for Nurse Educators (CNE). The program of study is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters (including one summer) and 35 semester hours of full-time continuous study.

The Post-Master’s Certificate option is a special studies program for Master’s prepared nurses pursuing certification in a specialty area or seeking a program of study that may lead to a change in role (e.g., a CNS seeking an FNP specialty certificate). Alcorn offers Post-Master’s Certificate options for specialized study as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nurse Educator (NE). Upon completion of the program of study, applicants are eligible to write a national certification examination.

Mission and Program Student Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Graduate Nursing Program is devoted to educating nursing leaders and scholars committed to advancing the global healthcare needs of diverse and underserved populations through teaching, scholarship, and service.

1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines and evaluate this knowledge for use in guiding nursing research and advance practice.

2. Generate new practice approaches based on the integration of research, theory, and practice knowledge.

3. Provide leadership to foster collaboration with multiple stakeholders to improve access to health care.

4. Analyze implication of ethical and legal issues affecting advanced practice nursing and health care delivery in rural settings.

5. Analyze organizational structure, functions, and resources to improve the delivery of Health Care.

6. Communicate effectively in a scholarly manner using oral, written, and information technology in a variety of settings.

7. Assume complex and advanced leadership roles to initiate and guide change.

8. Provide client-centered care recognizing cultural diversity and the client or designee as a full partner in decision-making.

9. Employ best available evidence to continuously improve quality of advance practice.

10. Participate in professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice nursing and/or health outcomes.


Graduate Nursing Forms

Program of Study Sheet Family Nurse Practitioner

Program of Study Sheet Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner

Program of Study Sheet Nurse Educator

Program of Study Sheet Post-Master Nurse Educator

ASU School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Programs Student Handbook 2017-2019

Prospective School of nursing graduate applicants please upload your video to: dgnapplicants@alcorn.edu