Presentation College Online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program
The Division of Nursing at Presentation College (PC) offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) program with four to five campus visits and local preceptorships. Presentation College is a Catholic institution focusing on respect for the dignity of each individual and seeking truth while appreciating the spiritual life.
The MSN-FNP program has a rural focus, offers small class sizes, and prepares graduates to care for individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings. The curriculum includes courses such as Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Informatics, Rural Health Nursing, and Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Leaders of Social Justice.
MSN-FNP students come to the Aberdeen, SD campus four times for full-time students and four to five times for part-time students. The residencies take place in Presentation College’s state-of-the-art Avera Simulation Center which is designed to simulate critical care, intensive care, trauma, medical/surgical, obstetrics and delivery, and pediatrics. These residencies take place for the following courses: Advanced Health Promotion, Advanced Physical Assessment, Care of Acute and Episodic Client Conditions, Care of Women and Pediatric Clients, and Care of Chronic and Complex Client Conditions.
Graduates of the MSN-FNP program will be eligible to take the FNP certification exams through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Presentation College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online FNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Presentation College is located in Aberdeen, SD.
What to Expect from Presentation College Online FNP Program
Admission Requirements: Applicants to the MSN-FNP program must be residents of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or South Dakota. In addition, students must hold an unencumbered RN license in their state and in South Dakota if they do not have a compact RN license.
Application materials include an application and application fee, official transcripts with proof of a BSN with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, two professional letters of reference, a statement of purpose, proof of certification in CPR for the Healthcare Provider, proof of current immunizations, and a cleared national criminal background screening. Students also complete an initial interview.
State Restrictions: Presentation College offers the MSN – FNP program to residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa.
Study Plan: Start dates for the MSN-FNP program land in the Fall and Spring. The program can be completed in six semesters on a full-time basis or nine semesters on a part-time basis.
Students come to the Aberdeen, SD campus four times for full-time students and four to five times for part-time students depending on their schedule. Clinical practicums are completed local to the student in approved states.
MSN – FNP Curriculum: The online MSN – FNP program comprises 48 credits plus 720 clinical hours. Courses include Foundations of Graduate Studies; Advanced Pathophysiology; Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Informatics; Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Leaders of Social Justice; Advanced Pharmacology; Rural Health Nursing; Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; and Epidemiology and Advanced Clinical Diagnosis.
Specialty courses include Advanced Health Promotion Across the Lifespan; Advanced Health Promotion Across the Lifespan, Lab and Practicum; Theory, Scholarly Synthesis, and Research; Advanced Capstone I-II; Care of the Acute and Episodic Client Conditions and Practicum; Care of Chronic and Complex Client Conditions and Practicum; and Care of Women and Pediatric Clients and Practicum.
Online Experience: Presentation College delivers NP courses in an engaging, interactive online format that goes beyond traditional lecture learning. PC utilizes Moodle as its online learning management system (LMS). Students communicate with instructors through email, discussion boards, and during online office hours, as well as during campus residencies. FNP students have access to various student services including disability services, career counseling, academic advising, library and bookstore services, and technical support.
On-Site Requirements: MSN-FNP students come to the Aberdeen, SD campus four times for full-time students and four to five times for part-time students. These visits include residencies for Advanced Health Promotion, Advanced Physical Assessment, Care of Acute and Episodic Client Conditions, Care of Women and Pediatric Clients, and Care of Chronic and Complex Client Conditions. The residencies take place in Presentation College’s state-of-the-art Avera Simulation Center. In addition, students complete clinicals locally in the five approved states.
Paying for the Presentation College Online FNP Program
Presentation College charges $692 per credit plus any related fees for online students. Prospective students should contact the Division of Nursing for current tuition information as costs typically change from year to year.
Financial aid may take the form of federal Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS Loans according to the FAFSA, private loans, and outside scholarships and grants. Nursing students are also encouraged to check with their employers as to the possibility of a tuition reimbursement program or tuition discounts.
Presentation College offers realistic clinical simulations in the Avera Simulation Center where they will interact with high-fidelity mannequins that mimic a realistic nursing setting including emergency room, delivery room, surgical suite, pediatrics, and medical room.
MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
MSN – Master of Science in Nursing
FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner
CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
No GRE Required
3.0 or higher
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