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M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner course
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Seton Hall University prepares advanced practice nurses to excel in providing a wide range of patient care services, including primary and specialty care, to populations across the lifespan from neonates through gerontological services.

Our 100% online master’s program is designed to meet the demands of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, offering our students unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth. By specializing in family, adult and pediatric nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, you'll position yourself for a rewarding career with numerous employment opportunities in diverse healthcare settings.

Students in the program will complete 600 hours of preceptor supervised clinical practice with patients across the lifespan. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANPCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner examinations.

Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on cultivating well-rounded professionals who possess the following attributes:

  • Engaged Scholar-Practitioners: We foster an environment that encourages lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge, empowering you to make meaningful contributions to the art and science of nursing. You will develop the expertise to take on leadership roles in shaping healthcare policies that positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Clinical Excellence: Through comprehensive coursework and hands-on clinical experiences, you will gain expertise in providing exceptional health care. Our program equips you with the necessary tools to make independent clinical judgments and excel in patient care. You will engage in peer review, advocate for clients, build collaborative relationships, and negotiate your role within interdisciplinary teams.
  • Leadership in Health Care: Today's healthcare environment requires leaders who can navigate complex challenges and drive positive change. Our program focuses on developing your leadership abilities, enabling you to take on influential roles that shape the future of health care.

Seton Hall University's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is a highly sought-after opportunity for registered nurses who are committed to enhancing their expertise across various clinical settings and patient populations. This program empowers students with the skills to make independent clinical judgments and excel in family nursing practice, ensuring comprehensive patient care throughout the lifespan. Its innovative approach, designed to meet the growing demands of healthcare, prepares family nurse practitioners to navigate the evolving healthcare landscape with proficiency and compassion, instilling confidence and security in their career choices.

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At the core of our graduate nursing program is a philosophy that shapes our educational outcomes. As a graduate of our program, you will be a nurse practitioner who:

  • Communicates in a scholarly and effective manner.
  • Demonstrates advanced critical-thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Uses best evidence to advance practice.
  • Acts as a servant leader in a global society.

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Throughout your journey, you will receive clinical instruction from experienced nurse practitioners and physicians who actively model collaborative practice behaviors. We believe in the holistic development of our students, assessing your progress across cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning. Our faculty and clinical preceptors provide comprehensive evaluations, both in the classroom and clinical practice settings, as well as during immersive on-campus experiences.

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Teresa Conklin
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Katherine A Hinic
Assistant Professor – Graduate Department
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Moira E Kendra
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Mary Ellen Roberts
Chair - Graduate Nursing Department and Director DNP and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
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Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. The college established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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  • Gabby Zengewald, MA
  • Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 761-9583