Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

Program of Study

NURS 6105Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURS 6107Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 6127Scient Underpin of AP Role3
NURS 6128Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse3
NURS 6225Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses4
NURS 6325Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses Clinical2
Core Total18
Specialty Courses
NURS 6129Health Care Delivery Models, Economics and Policy2
NURS 6227Health Promotion of Women and Children3
NURS 6228Health Promotion of the Elderly3
NURS 6229Health Promotion of Adults3
NURS 6327Health Promotion of Women and Children Clinical3
NURS 6328Health Promotion of the Elderly Clinical3
NURS 6329Health Promotion of Adults Clinical3
Specialty Courses Total20
Nurse Practitioner Practicum
NURS 6425Nurse Practitioner Practicum6
Nurse Practitioner Practicum Total6
Total Credit Hours44

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE)
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical course requirements will be met
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) required for admission to the family nurse practitioner program
  • Acceptance into the Graduate School at Columbus State University. For more information about graduate programs at CSU go to

Additional Program Requirements

The MSN degree is awarded on completion of course work with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA), fulfillment of candidacy requirements and successful completion of required course and program requirements.