Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) / Overview
[ Admission Information ]
The MSN program is designed to prepare qualified professional nurses for advanced nursing roles as nurse practitioners in the care and management of adults and children.The program offers clinical concentration in Adult Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Family Health Nursing, and Anesthesiology Nursing. Students can simultaneously complete a graduate certificate in nursing education.
The MSN adult, child, and family program can be completed in six semesters (2 years) of study with a load of 6-11 credits per semester. The dual MSN and graduate nursing education certificate can be completed in 9 semesters (3 years). The Anesthesiology Nursing track extends over seven semesters of full-time study with a semester load of 12-18 credits.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the specialty certification examinations of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Anesthesiology Nursing students are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). Students who pass the NP or CRNA certification examinations can apply for Florida State Board of Nursing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure.
The BSN and MSN nursing programs of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (222 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 847-692-7050), and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, (4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850-245-4125).