Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Primary Care that Improves Community Health
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary care and improve health outcomes in community settings.
This ‘hybrid’ program combines online learning, clinical simulations and face-to-face classroom activities with community-based clinical practice experiences.
Students may select from two areas of specialization:
• Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
• Family Nurse Practitioner
Students who complete the MSU College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner-MSN and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-MSN have met the educational requirements for specialty certification examinations in those roles.
Applicants must meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification. These graduates are also eligible to apply for specialty certification by the State of Michigan.
Profile of 2016 MSU graduates from the national certifying agencies indicates:
- 100% pass rate on the 2016 American Nurses Credentialing Center FNP and AGP certification exams
- 100% pass rate on the 2016 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP and AG-PC NP certification exams
The master's program at Michigan State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.