Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N. (GH10)

Prichard Hall 421 (map)

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Rebecca Appleton
Prichard Hall

Areas of Emphasis Offered:
(FNP) Family Nurse Practitioner | (NA) Nursing Administration | (NE) Nursing Education | (NMW) Nursing Midwifery  | (PMH) Psychiatric Mental Health

Certificates:Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education

Curriculum: 36-44 credit hours.

Normal time to complete for full-time student: NA 1 year; NE 2 years; FNP part-time, 3 years; NMW part-time 4 years.

Program Highlights

Upon successful completion of the MSN-FNP program, graduates are eligible to take the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Examination for Adult and Family Nurse Practitioners and/or the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification for Family Nurse Practitioners. Graduates of the MSN-NA program are eligible to take the ANCC Certification Examination for Nursing Administration or Nursing Administration Advanced, depending on their experience and stage of professional development. Graduates of the Nursing Education (MSN-NE) program are eligible to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Examination. Nurse-Midwifery (MSN-NM) graduates are eligible to take the American Midwife Certification Board Exam. MSN-PMHNP graduates are eligible to take the ANCC Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

Program Objectives
The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing, as family nurse practitioners, nurse educators, or nurse managers. In addition, in collaboration with Shenandoah University, the program offers students the opportunity to become nurse midwives or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.

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Application deadline for Admission

Fall: September 15; Spring: March 15

MSN Application*

*You must also submit an application to the Graduate College

GRE or other test required

We no longer require the GRE exam; students should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for admission.

Program location

Online for NA, NE. FNP taught in Huntington and transmitted via interactive television to Pt. Pleasant, South Charleston, Beckley and Bluefield.