Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Online
Why ODU for Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner?
Enhance your expertise in theory, research, and advanced nursing practice through academic courses and clinical experiences that take a holistic approach to health and nursing care. ODU s FNP program is one of only 17 programs in the country that is funded to provide a technology supported preceptor infrastructure. You will be taught by ODU faculty who are involved in healthcare nationally, including innovative solutions to improve healthcare to rural areas through telehealth, interprofessional education, and bridges to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
An important and unique feature of ODU s FNP program is our collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School s Standardized Patient Program, one of the largest in the U.S. with more than 115 standardized patients ages 14 to 84. You will be required travel to main campus for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program.
As a graduate of this program, you are qualified to apply for FNP certification from the American Nurses Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. ODU s School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE). This FNP program is approved by the Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine.
Are you a nurse in a medically-underserved, rural region in Virginia? ODU currently has a grant for a dynamic new preceptorship program in these areas! Both preceptors and students train in evidence-based telemedicine and telehealth solutions that have been demonstrated to improve health care delivery. Please tell us if you re interested in this grant when you contact us.
This program is not available in the following states: Washington
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- 50 credit hours
- Clinical practicum at a physical location
- Hands-on training in Norfolk, Virginia
In certain courses, you will be required to travel to ODU s main campus in Norfolk, Virginia (usually once in the semester) for training or testing. The final, demonstrated comprehensive exam must also be completed at main campus.
Visit the School of Nursing website for curriculum details.
Contact us and talk to an advisor to determine if you have credits that will transfer.
Online Learning Environment
Access course materials online from any location. Some courses have live, online meetings (usually on Thursday mornings), while some courses do not. Instructors also may schedule assignments, office hours, and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU s regular academic calendar.
Practicum experiences are facilitated in a variety of locations and are negotiated on an individual basis.
In certain courses, you will be required to travel to ODU s main campus in Norfolk, Virginia (usually once in the semester) for training and/or testing with standardized patients or simulation instruction. The final, demonstrated comprehensive exam also must be completed at main campus.
Careers in Nursing
Our graduates are leaders, innovative healthcare providers, and change agents. This master s program can help you take your nursing career to the next level as a leader in:
- Family Practice/Primary Care clinics
- Life stage medicine such as Pediatrics and Gerontology
- Specialties including Internal Medicine, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Cardiovascular Care, and Women s Health
- Health Education and Disease Prevention
- Research and Education
- Public Health and Community Health Clinics
- Acute Care and Emergency Services
In-state Virginia Residents:
$496 per credit hour*
$538 per credit hour*
Rates are effective Summer 2017 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.
How to Apply
In addition to meeting general University requirements for graduate admission, you must also have:
- A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a ACEN or CCNE accredited program (preferred) or a bachelor s degree in a related field.
- One year of recent clinical nursing experience, preferably post-baccalaureate experience.
- A current license as a registered nurse.
- If GPA is below 3.5, satisfactory achievement on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken in the past five years.
You will have a dedicated advisor from the School of Nursing. To request more information about this online nursing practitioner degree, please contact us online .