Master of Science: Nursing (M.S. Nursing)

Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

The application deadline for all admissions material for
the Spring 2016 start is July 1, 2015

(If interested in a Fall start, please check the BSN to DNP FNP program.)

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At a glance...

  • FNP Program is part-time (2 courses a semester)
  • Classes are held on campus in Greeley on Thursdays
  • You will complete 720 clinical hours.  You arrange your clinical hours and placements with program guidance.
  • Cost of the program changes year to year (current rates).  The program is charged per credit hour and is the same price in or out of state.
  • Coursework is completed as a cohort model.
  • Scholarships are available.  Check with the Financial Aid office for more information.
  • Graduate Assistantships are available.  Check with the School of Nursing after being admitted to the program.
  • Graduates can apply for national certification and state licensure as an advanced practice nurse.

 

As of November 2013, this program will start each spring semester. The application deadline for all admissions material for Spring 2016 start is July 1, 2015. If interested in a Fall start, please check the BSN to DNP FNP program.

UNC offers a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) emphasis. Additionally, the School also offers a Post Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program and Post Masters certificates: the Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education. Scholarships and graduate assistantships may be available to students enrolled in this accredited nursing masters and doctoral programs.

Through a Master of Science (MS) degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), graduates are prepared to engage in advanced clinical practice. Students with a BSN can continue their current career and family life while attending school due to the program’s one-day per week class format or online and the part-time program of study (fewer than 9 credit hours/semester). 

The School of Nursing works in partnership with the Family Medicine Residency program in Greeley, Community Health Care Centers and other primary care sites to encourage collaborative education between nursing, underserved settings and medicine.

The Emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) teaches nurses primary care health promotion and disease management of patients with episodic or chronic illness across the life span with a focus on the underserved. The School of Nursing works in partnership with the Family Medicine Residency program in Greeley and other primary care sites to encourage collaborative education between nursing and medicine. Graduates can apply for national certification and state licensure as an advanced practice nurses in the primary care of families.

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Program Coordinator:

Rhonda Squires, PhD, APRN-BC, FNP
Assistant Professor, DNP & FNP Coordinator
Campus Box 125, Gunter Hall
School of Nursing
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO  80639

Office: Gunter Hall, Rm 2350 
Phone: 970-351-2293 or 970-351-2662
Email: rhonda.squires@unco.edu
fax: 970-351-1707

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