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?
- 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
2013-2014 Tuition Rates
- $510 per credit hour
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Program Offerings and Deadlines
- Jackson: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only. Priority Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.
- Germantown: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only. Priority Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.
- Hendersonville: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only. Priority Application Deadlines - January 15th. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.
|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|
|NUR 533||Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NUR 622||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NUR 523||Clinical Prevention and Population Health||2|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Select one cognate course in Nursing Education or Administration
NUR 529 Healthcare and Missions during the Spring semester
|Total Credit Hours||46|
|clinical contact hours||560|
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Graduate Admissions Checklist
- 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)
- Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Your personal statement should include your reasons for seeking a clinical doctorate, your plans to use this degree to transform your practice and the profession of nursing, a problem statement reflective of an issue in your practice you have identified as an opportunity for a practice inquiry project and how you have prepared for success in this program.
- 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.
- 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:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
- 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.
- Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
- Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
- Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
- Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
- 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