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From the Director of the Master’s Nursing Programs

Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences Welcome to FIU's Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program! The MSN program at FIU prides itself on its legacy of excellence in Nursing Education, 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 tracks in Adult Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, and Family Health Nursing; as well as the opportunity to 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; while the dual MSN and graduate nursing education certificate can be completed in 9 semesters (3 years).

Throughout the curriculum, students are guided in the process of self-development to pursue excellence in professional and scholarly endeavors; fulfill their professional aspirations; and answer the national call to lead change and advance health through excellence in advanced nursing care. FIU graduates of the advanced practice nursing program are eligible to apply for the national certification examination in their relevant area of clinical specialization and for state certification as advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP); as well as to continue the advancement of their education to the next levels: PhD in Nursing or Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP).

This is an important time in history when once again the nursing profession is called upon to provide safe, competitive, and cost-effective solutions to the evolving healthcare needs of our nation and around the world. Nurses are being entrusted with the ultimate responsibility of leading change and advancing health through the achievement of higher levels of education and the ability to practice to the full extent of their education (IOM Report, 2010). Come join us to lead change and advance health!

Yhovana Gordon, EdD, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director, Advanced Nursing Practice (MSN) Programs
Florida International University, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences