O que eu aprenderei?

The Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to produce a professional with advance practice nursing skills to provide primary health care to patients and throughout the lifespan. The 46-47 credit hour curriculum prepares the graduate for advanced practice provider roles in health care service settings. The five full time and seven part time semester program includes foundational course work and a faculty-guided nursing practicum. The curriculum core focuses on Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics, Theory and Research, Families in Rural and Urban Communities, Advanced Practice Roles/Issues/Trends, Health Policy, and Advanced Practice Role Transition.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master’s curriculum, the new graduate will be able to:

  • Design client-centered care through advanced practice and education with an altruistic concern for the welfare of others while supporting autonomy and respecting human dignity.
  • Demonstrate integrity through accountability and responsibility for clinical decisions and lifelong learning.
  • Manage quality improvement measures that support legal/ethical standards through the use of evidence-based practice.
  • Impact the health of underserved populations through support and promotion of culturally competent care.
  • Evaluate domestic and global health integrating the knowledge of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare policies, epidemiology, and the environment.
  • Promote the health of clients/patients through education and multidisciplinary management of risk reduction, disease prevention and the management of illness.
  • Demonstrate professional role competence in education and advanced nursing practice.

Degree Requirements

  • A total of forty-six (46) to forty-seven (47) graduate credit hours is required for the family nurse practitioner option or thirty-five (35) to thirty-six (36) graduate credit hours is required for the nurse educator option. No minor is required.
  • All courses required in the program are open only to graduate students.
  • A total of six credit hours of transfer credit may be accepted with approval from the graduate coordinator.
  • With the exception of six approved transfer credits, all graduate study must be completed in residence depending upon the degree option pursued.
  • An MSN student must have a “B” or better in each required course. If a student earns a “C”, he/she must repeat the course and must earn a “B” or better to progress. A student will only be allowed to repeat one course. A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The program has no language requirement; however, one graduate language course, Spanish for Health Care Professionals, may be available as an elective.
  • Faculty-supervised research activity consisting of successful completion of NSG 500 - Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice (4 credit hours) and either a master’s research thesis (3 credit hours) or a master’s evidence-based project (2 credit hours), is required. The master’s project emphasizes methods of implementing research findings to solve identified clinical or educational problems that an advanced practice nurse might encounter using appropriate research methods. A scholarly presentation is required to disseminate findings from the research activity.
  • The Oral Comprehensive Examination will be the formal defense of the thesis or research project.
  • Each student must complete an approved course of study within five years of the date of the first registration for graduate study to be eligible for graduation.

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of Health and Human Services

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2.5 anos)

US$18.548,00 (R$ 99.128) por ano

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Data de início

Esperado Agosto 2021


University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 South College Road,


North Carolina,

28403, United States

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

To be eligible for admission for graduate study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington applicants must: Regionally Accredited Bachelor's Degree: Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent.

Para estudantes internacionais

Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. Strong academic record with a “B” average or better in basic courses prerequisite to graduate study in nursing.

Minimum Score Requirement: TOEFL - 79; IELTS (GENERAL) - 6.5 for acceptance, 7.0 for TA consideration.

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Sobre a universidade

Uma universidade litorânea renomada, que enfatiza o aprendizado aplicado para oferecer experiência prática aos alunos na sua área de estudo.

  • Localizada em uma cidade litorânea da costa leste dos EUA
  • 93% dos alunos empregados em até dois anos após a graduação
  • A UNCW oferece uma variedade de bolsas de estudo
  • Único curso dos EUA focado em Engenharia Portuária