Norwich University Online NP Programs

The School of Nursing at Norwich University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with three nurse practitioner specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The program culminates with a one-week residency and students complete clinical preceptorships at approved sites local to the student.

In addition, the school offers a fully online Post-Master’s PMHNP Certificate with no campus visits required. Again, students complete local preceptorships. No GRE or previous work experience is required, although a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. International students who do not hold an RN license in the United States must pass the English and nursing sections of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) exam.

Online schooling through Norwich offers a focus on student success, collaboration, diversity, and a global learning environment. Students move through the program as a cohort, developing relationships and depending on others for collaboration and support. The curriculum was developed to align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master-Level standards as well as the core competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).

Faculty are highly engaged in student learning and success and even call students before the beginning of each course to establish a connection. The one-week capstone residency offers an intensive in-person learning environment and the opportunity to participate in award ceremonies and graduation.

Program graduates are eligible to take the certification exams for their areas of specialization.

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Norwich University is located in Northfield, Vermont.

What to Expect from the Norwich University Online NP Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the nursing programs at Norwich University must have an unrestricted RN license in their state of residence. International students are accepted into the program, however, if they do not hold an RN license in the United States they must pass the English and nursing sections of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) exam. In addition, proof of English language proficiency must be provided through the appropriate TOEFL or IELTS score, or the degree must have been earned at an institution in which the primary language was English.

  • MSN Requirements: Hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from a NLNAC, CCNE, or equivalent foreign degree evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The GRE or GMAT is not required. Prerequisites include undergraduate statistics and research. Application materials include an application, RN license, practicum location, practicum contact information, official transcripts, a letter of intent, and one letter of recommendation.
  • Post-Master’s PMHNP Certificate Requirements: Hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a CCNE-accredited program. Application materials include the application, a letter of intent, official transcripts, and one letter of recommendation.

State Restrictions: While Norwich University accepts students from most states, applicants outside of Vermont should check with the School of Nursing to make sure they are eligible for the nursing programs. Licensure and certification requirements are sufficient for the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The NP programs do not meet the standards for licensure in the state of New York, which are relatively strict. All other states have not been verified, so it is the responsibility of the student to verify eligibility with their state licensing board to determine if the program meets state requirements for NP licensure.

Study Plan: Cohorts for the MSN move through the program together taking one course at a time. Norwich offers four start dates per year and keeps classes to a maximum of 15 students per class. The MSN program can be completed in two to 2.5 years and the certificate program in 18 months.

MSN Core Curriculum: The MSN degree includes the following core courses for all specializations: Advanced Physical Assessment; Epidemiology and Population Health; Healthcare Systems, Nursing Leadership and Advanced Nursing Role; Health Policy, Advocacy and Economics in Healthcare; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; Informatics and Healthcare Technologies; Advanced Pharmacology; Advanced Pathophysiology; and Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Curriculum: The FNP track comprises 45 credits plus 660 clinical hours. In addition to the core curriculum above FNP students take Advanced Pharmacology – Population Focus: Family; Family Nurse Practitioner I-II (Adult and Geriatric); Family Nurse Practitioner III-IV (Women and Children); and Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical I-IV.

MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Curriculum: The AGACNP curriculum comprises 45 credits plus 660 clinical hours. In addition to the core curriculum students take Advanced Pharmacology – Population Focus: Adult and Geriatric; Adult Geriatric Acute Care I-IV; and Adult Geriatric Acute Care Clinical I-IV.

MSN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Curriculum: The PMHNP program comprises 45 credits plus 660 clinical hours. The program includes the core curriculum plus the following courses: Advanced Pharmacology – Population Focus: Mental Health; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I-IV; and Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical I-IV.

Post-Master’s Certificate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Curriculum: The PMHNP certificate program comprises 18 credits plus 660 clinical hours. The program includes Advanced Pharmacology – Population Focus: Mental Health; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I-IV; and Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical I-IV.

Online Experience: Norwich University offers the use of an immense virtual library with a dedicated distance learning librarian and reference librarians whom students can contact by chat, phone, or email. In addition, students collaborate with faculty and peers through discussion boards and assignments and are supported throughout by the student services advisors and technical support team. The online learning platform allows students to access lessons and assignments, participate in class discussions, reply to faculty posts, check grades, and upload completed assignments. Faculty members also call all students before each course begins to establish a connection and answer any questions that might come up.

On-Site Requirements: The MSN program requires a one-week capstone residency at the campus in Northfield, Vermont. During the week students meet faculty and peers, participate in special activities and professional development sessions, network, and listen to keynote speakers. Other activities surround graduation including rehearsal, academic recognition, a celebration luncheon, and graduation itself. All other coursework is online with clinical preceptorships local to the student. No residency is required for the PMHNP certificate.

Paying for the Norwich University Online NP Programs

Norwich University charges $800 per credit plus fees for the online NP programs. Travel expenses for the one-week residency are not included in tuition costs. Prospective students should contact the School of Nursing through Norwich University for current tuition costs.

Norwich University graduate students may be eligible for unsubsidized federal Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS loans. Nursing students are encouraged to check with their employers as to the possibility of a tuition reimbursement program. Students may seek outside grants and scholarships for funding.

Norwich University

Focusing on collaboration, student success, diversity, and a global learning environment, the Norwich MSN with FNP, AGACNP, and PMHNP specializations moves students through as a cohort, including a one-week residency and local clinicals.

APRN Programs

MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practioner
MSN – Family Nurse Practioner
MSN – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner
Post-Master's Certificate – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner

Campus Address

158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663

Norwich University – MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

4 per year

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

45

Program Accreditation

None

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, CA, DE, DC, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

45

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$36,000.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$36,000.00

Norwich University – MSN – Family Nurse Practioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

4 per year

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

45

Program Accreditation

None

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, CA, DE, DC, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

45

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$36,000.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$36,000.00

Norwich University – MSN – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

PMHNP – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

4 per year

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

45

Program Accreditation

None

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, CA, DE, DC, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

45

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$36,000.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$36,000.00

Norwich University – Post-Master's Certificate – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

PMHNP – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

4 per year

100% Online?

Yes

Campus Visits Required

0

Credits Needed to Graduate

18

Program Accreditation

None

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, CA, DC, DE, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, OH, OK, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, PA, TN, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

18

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$14,400.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$800.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$14,400.00

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.