Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)

This theoretical and clinically-based curriculum prepares nurses as primary health care providers who promote health, prevent illness, and manage common health problems across the lifespan.  Health care issues affecting rural and other underserved communities are integrated throughout the curriculum.

The program of study may be tailored for full-time or part-time study.  Course formats are a mix of online and classroom instruction.  Clinical experiences are arranged to meet program outcomes and to accommodate the needs of the student.  The Graduate Program Coordinator and the student’s academic advisor will help plan a program of study and timeframe that meets the academic and clinical requirements.

The MSN-FNP curriculum meets the 2012 Criteria for Evaluation of  Nurse Practitioner Programs published by the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education.

MSN-FNP graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations for Family Nurse Practitioners which are offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  The University of Maine MSN-FNP program graduates have performed well on the national certification examinations.

This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Prospective students may contact Sean Sibley, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator  (207-581-2597) or for further details and program planning.

Application Process:

  • Apply now
  • Application deadline:
    • Fall admissions – All documents must be received by April 1st
    • Spring admissions – All documents must be received by November 1st
  • Current resume with contact information for 3 references
  • An essay using the Guidelines set by the Graduate School of Nursing

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