The WSSU MSN focuses on the preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Advanced Nurse Educators (ANE). Whether you want to practice nursing at a higher level, teach, or move into a leadership role, WSSU’s graduate and professional nursing programs can help you reach your goal.
WSSU Graduate & Professional Nursing Programs
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- No GRE or MAT requirement for ANE or MSN-DNP option!
- Removal of time limit for health assessment, statistics, and research courses!
- Required essay length reduction!
The WSSU MSN Advanced Nurse Educator (ANE) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) options are 2-year programs for full-time study and 3-year programs for part-time study.
The ANE concentration prepares graduates to teach in undergraduate nursing programs and to fulfill clinical education and staff development positions in hospitals and complex educational environments.
Advanced Nurse Educator (ANE) courses are completely online. The curriculum includes 39 credit hours. You should plan to attend clinical practicum for 240 hours, which averages approximately one day per week in the last three semesters. Clinicals can be done locally if you secure an educational site. Full-time students complete the curriculum in two years, while part-time completion generally complete in three years.
ANE graduates are eligible to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator certification examination upon completion.
- Post Graduate Advanced Nurse Educator (ANE) Certificate
- Post Baccalaureate Nurse Educator Certificate
Plans of Study
FNP graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive primary care to all patients, across a broad range of health care settings, especially underserved and disadvantaged patients, and those of diverse ethnicity.
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) courses are mostly face to face. You should expect to be on campus or in clinical 2 days per week for full-time students and 1 day for part-time students. The FNP curriculum includes 51 credit hours and 672 practicum hours. Full-time students complete the curriculum in two years, while the part-time students complete the curriculum in three years.
FNP graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.
Plans of Study
FNP will only accept applications into the program for Fall semester.
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My experience in the WSSU Nursing Program has exemplified learning as an ongoing process. Love is fundamental for caring for patients as a nurse. Not only do I feel prepared as a WSSU trained nurse, but I also look back on my years in the WSSU Nursing Program with a smile.