Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The Clarion and Edinboro Universities' Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner  Program (MSN-FNP) improves access to care in Western Pennsylvania's rural and urban underserved areas by educating nurses to provide family-focused primary health care in those communities. Non-clinical courses are provided online to increase remote students' access to NP education.

Why choose the Clarion and Edinboro Universities' MSN-FNP? 

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Masters in Nursing Program Rankings, 2018 edition, ranked the Clarion and Edinboro Universities program among the top 50 in the nation.  The MSN program has made the top ranking list for the past five years.

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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

If you already hold a master's degree in nursing, options include a Post-Master's Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, or a second master's degree in the FNP concentration.

Students who successfully complete the MSN-FNP or Post-Master's FNP Certificate Program meet eligibility requirements to sit for the FNP national certification exams administered through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


MSN Questions?

Dr. Lana Smith, Professor
MSN Program Coordinator
+1 814 393 1252

Kimberly Wolfgang, Clerical Support
Clarion campus
132 Ralston Hall
+1 814 393 1851

MSN Application Procedures & Materials
MSN Student Handbook
MSN Program Information Sheet
MSN Student Program Outcomes

Click here to determine if the Department of Nursing is authorized to enroll online MSN-DNP from your state.

Note: Students who are not enrolled in the program but take individual classes that are included in the curriculum are subject to course surcharges. 

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Last Updated 1/10/19