Our MSN program is perfect for nurses looking to provide advanced holistic care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. USF’s reputation for excellence, combined with the program’s high-quality curriculum and hybrid format, offers distinct advantages.
We take your professional and family obligations into account!
The MSN curriculum blends coursework, clinical experience, and USF’s Franciscan values, preparing you to provide holistic, client-centered care. USF nurses are known for their competence and compassion.
MSN nursing students complete 600 clinical hours at sites throughout the region:
No BSN? No problem. This 2-semester program prepares associate-degree nurses for the traditional MSN program. The curriculum focuses on baccalaureate-level nursing concepts and is taught in an intensive block format. Classes meet on alternate Tuesdays (in Fort Wayne) and online for your convenience. Upon completion of the Transition Sequence, students begin MSN coursework. In order to take NURS 570/572 in the MSN program, students must have completed 1,000 hours paid RN clinical practice.
As a RN-MSN Transition student, you are eligible for graduate financial aid.
If you’re striving to be a great Family Nurse Practitioner, this is the way to go. USF’s standards are the best I’ve seen, and I work as a preceptor for several different MSN programs.
Jodi Strock, RN, MSN ’11
Family Nurse Practitioner
Employment. Employers love our MSN nurses and hire them upon graduation.
Pass Rate on the AANP certification exam (national average: 77%)
The need for Family Nurse Practitioners is expected to grow 31% by 2026
Average Salary (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Wendy Clark, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
260-399-7700 ext. 8534