FPB gives you a choice of a number of different MSN majors, plus subspecialties. From nurse midwifery to adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, from flight nursing to our new major in population-focused Nursing Education, FPB has you covered.
If you are working as a nurse right now, FPB offers courses in nontraditional formats including intensive, web-based, and weekend courses so that you can remain at your current job. Several of our programs can even be completed in a semi-distance format with limited trips to campus, making our MSN program feasible for anyone.
In addition, post-master's certificates can be provided for all programs and are crafted according to individual needs and background education.
Consistent with current national standards, all NP students must choose a primary specialty from one of the six major population areas: family, adult-gerontology, neonatal, pediatrics, women’s health, psychiatric-mental health (across the lifespan). Students can then complete the curricular plan with the additional specialty course for their area of interest (e.g. oncology, palliative care, flight, etc).
Click on the links below to read the details of each specialty area. Click here for more information about general major requirements.
An Oncology/Palliative Care subspecialty can be done with any MSN major.
A Flight Nursing subspecialty can be added to Acute Care majors.
*Ohio Board of Nursing requires two years of experience as an RN to teach in a nursing program
Blended Majors (Examples):
Family Nurse Practitioner/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Virtually all MSN students must take at least ten core courses in:
Nursing Practice (for nurse practitioner majors)
Although the MSN program itself requires a minimum of 36 credit hours to graduate, the majors require an average of 40 credit hours, usually completed between 18 and 24 months, though the nurse anesthesia program requires 30 months of study.
You'll also need to put in at least 500 clinical hours for most MSN majors; the anesthesia, and midwifery programs require more. The subspecialties also add clinical hours to the programs.
Two sample, full-time plans of two of our most popular majors give an idea of the curriculum involved in completing an MSN. If you have any questions, our admissions advisors are available to help you understand the options within your areas of interest.