Plan of Study

All NP Specialty Tracks

The FIU Graduate Nursing programs integrate teaching, learning, advising and professional advancement into one synthesized academic experience to help each student achieve their fullest potential on their road to becoming an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

The Post-BSN to DNP program curriculum is streamlined to award the MSN degree after semester six (i.e. Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric, Psychiatric-Mental Health, or Family clinical specialty), allowing the students to sit for Advanced Practice Nursing national certification at the MSN level and continue enrollment into the last semesters of doctoral preparation.

Our curriculum guides students in the process of self-development to pursue excellence in their scholarly endeavors, fulfill their professional aspirations and answer the call to lead change and advance health through advanced nursing care, patient education and advocacy.

To learn more about the curriculum framework, objectives and organization of our advanced nursing practice programs, download the FIU MSN Curriculum Overview document

Course & Syllabi

Visit the FIU Catalog for course descriptions and program requirements.

  • Navigate to the current academic year
  • Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR select “Graduate”
  • Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”

Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint - DNP/MSN.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours — Fall Start

Family: 81 DNP Credits | 1,310 DNP Clinical Hours — Fall Start

Pediatric Primary Care: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours — Fall Start

Psychiatric-Mental Health: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours — Fall Start


Plan of study may change at the discretion of the FIU Graduate Nursing Program.      

Revised: 5/2018