Union University
Union University School of Nursing

MSN Program


MSN > Nurse Practitioner Track (available on Jackson, Germantown and Hendersonville campuses)

As the profession of nursing continues to expand its role in the area of advanced practice nursing, Union University offers a 16-month graduate nursing education curriculum for professional nurses to gain an academic preparation as a Nurse Practitioner. We offer tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Track: The focus of the academic preparation is to serve the community in the areas of adult, pediatric, and women's health.
  • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Track: The curriculum focuses on acute management, chronic management and health promotion of patients age 11 through adulthood.
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track: The curriculum focuses on acute management, chronic management and health promotion of patients age 0-21 years.

Am I Eligible?

Admission Criteria

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited program or with a previously earned Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. Applicant must complete or show evidence of completion of the following courses if their degree is in a field other than nursing:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and 2 - 8 hours
    • Microbiology - 3 or 4 hours
    • Pathophysiology - 3 hours
    • Any undergraduate statistics course - 3 hours
  • Last 60 hours GPA of 3.0
  • Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale preferred
  • Proof of unencumbered RN license at the time of application deadline
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, an international application must be completed and submitted with the graduate supplemental application.
    • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluating agency found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services' website: www.naces.org

2014-2015 Tuition Rates

Program Offerings and Deadlines

  • Jackson: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only.
    Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.
  • Germantown: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only.
    Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.
  • Hendersonville: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only.
    Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.

Curriculum Model


Fall I
NUR 515 Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
NUR 544 Advanced Health Assessment 3
BIO 500 Advanced Pathophysiology 2
NUR 559 Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 526 Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
    12
Spring
NUR 533 Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 622 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 516 Informatics and Healthcare 3
NUR 617/627A/627C Primary Care of the Family: Pediatric and Women's Health/Primary Care of Adults/Geriatric Poplulations: Acute management/Primary Care of Children: Acute Management (160 clinical hours) 4
    13
Summer
NUR 523 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 2
NUR 545 Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 600 Primary Care Provider Procedures 2
NUR 547/557A/557C Primary Care of Family: Health Promotion/Primary Care of Adults/Geriatric Poplulations: Health Promotion/Primary Care of Children: Health Promotion (160 clinical hours) 4
    10
Fall II
NUR 639/638A/638C Primary Care of the Family: Acute and Chronic Management/Primary Care of Adults/Geriatric Populations: Chronic Management/Primary Care of Children: Chronic Management (160 clinical hours) 4
NUR 650 Specialty Focus Practicum (80 clinical hours) 2
NUR 558 Transitions to Advanced Practice Nursing 2
  Scholarly Project/Thesis
or
Select one cognate course in Nursing Education or Administration
or
NUR 529 Healthcare and Missions during the Spring semester
3
    11
Total Credit Hours 46
clinical contact hours 560
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Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Checklist

  1. Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
  2. Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Please provide a statement of professional goals. Topics to be included are:
    • Why you wish to become a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Administrator/Leader
    • What you plan to do with this degree, including long term goals
    • How you have prepared for success in this program
  3. Application Fee: The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your paper application. The NursingCAS application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
  4. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from previous academic institutions attended. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:

    NursingCAS
    P.O. Box 9201
    Watertown, MA 02471

  5. Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicant's capabilities for graduate study to include one letter of reference from the current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
  6. Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
  7. Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
  8. Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
  9. Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
  10. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. All application documents must be received prior to the application deadlines. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible for admission.

*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.

*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:

  • Current CPR Health Care Provider Certification
  • Immunization Records
  • Clear urine drug screen
  • Clear criminal background check