Advance Your Career as a Primary Care Provider Through an MSN to FNP Bridge Pathway
The bridge pathway (Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner) from GCU makes it possible for experienced RNs to pursue their educational and career goals. This MSN to FNP online bridge pathway, offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field who seek to take on advanced nursing studies and pursue a career as a family nurse practitioner. The pre-requisite courses that comprise the pathway provide an essential foundation for master’s-level nursing studies.
MSN to FNP Bridge Pathway Course Topics
In the MSN to nurse practitioner bridge pathway, you will complete seven pre-requisite courses covering:
- Foundations of professional nursing
- Health assessment
- Interpretation and evaluation of statistics and statistical methods
- Nursing and healthcare industry research
- Caring for diverse populations
- Advances in assessment and pathophysiology
- Reviewing current research and application of evidence-based practices to patient care
Career Paths for Family Nurse Practitioners
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN to FNP) pathway can prepare professional nurses for advanced practice as primary care providers. In a nurse practitioner pathway, you will study the skills necessary to manage all phases of preventive care, including health promotion, diagnosis and management for individuals, families and communities. Learn evidence-based practices in health assessment, diagnosis and treatment while building key competency in culturally intelligent patient care.
This MSN to FNP online bridge pathway includes two on-campus experiences designed to provide hands-on skill development in key areas, collaboration with peers and in-depth preparation for national certification exams.
Take FNP Courses From an Accredited University
GCU is an institutionally accredited university that has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968. Accreditation reflects the quality of an institution’s programs. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.
Family Nurse Practitioner Bridge Pathway FAQs
Read through some of the most frequently asked questions to learn more about completing an MSN to FNP bridge pathway and pursuing a career as an FNP.
To learn more and get starting on your FNP journey and enroll in an MSN to FNP bridge pathway, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor.
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