The Simmons online RN to MSN - family nurse practitioner program prepares students for work as primary care providers, a rapidly growing profession due to improved healthcare access and the urgent needs of an aging baby boomer population. The degree plan totals 68 credits and 836 clinical hours. Students take foundational and clinical courses in areas like health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, and clinical decision-making. They also complete three research classes. Degree candidates fulfill clinical requirements with local hospitals and healthcare facilities. Full-time students earn their master's in 30 months, while those enrolled part-time obtain their credentials in 36.
This RN to MSN online program enrolls licensed registered nurses (RNs) who hold an associate or diploma in nursing. Professionals do not need to possess a bachelor's degree. To apply, candidates submit academic transcripts, three recommendation letters, an up-to-date resume/CV, and a personal statement. All distance learners benefit from the same affordable tuition rate. Simmons sets the final application deadline for November 16.