About the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program

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MSN/ Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The Lubbock Christian University Department of Nursing values its tradition of providing high quality education based on the needs of students and the community. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program has been designed to prepare graduates to assume a primary care role in the clinic setting. While this program is considered a hybrid of online and traditional lectures, a substantial amount of time will be physically spent attending lectures, labs, and clinicals. Graduates of the program will receive a Master of Science in Nursing and receive additional education in preparation to sit for the ANCC or AANP board certification exams.

The FNP program is 46 semester hours with a minimum of 720 hours of clinical training. Full-time students can complete the program in 2 years and part-time students can complete the program in 3 years.

Admission to the MSN / FNP track is anticipated to be highly competitive and will accept a limited number of students annually. New admission applications will be accepted beginning August 1st and end January 15 (See admission criteria). Selected applicants will be notified in March.

The MSN / FNP program is designed for students to begin as a cohort each Summer and continue through the curriculum in sequence. A new FNP cohort will begin every May.

A Post-MSN option is not currently available.

The MSN / FNP track is accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS). 

Accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is pending.

I am excited about the new educational opportunities this graduate program will offer nursing professionals and its potential impact on the health of the community. I look forward to visiting with you regarding our program.

Daniel Hatch, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
FNP Coordinator / Visiting Professor
Lubbock Christian University
Graduate Nursing Department
Daniel.Hatch@lcu.edu

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014