Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing with focus on Family Nurse Practitioner online program prepares registered nurses (RNs) to work in a more advanced role within the medical field. The program builds on the baccalaureate level of nursing through advanced course work and clinical practicums. This increased knowledge and clinical expertise promotes the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to provide health care to diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings and communities.

Why a master's degree in Nursing from Missouri Valley?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are viewed as leaders and clinicians capable of caring for patients across the lifespan with chronic and acute needs. NPs are in demand and their services are expected to grow as patients are living longer and there is a shortage of primary care physicians across the nation. As a NP, you will have increased job opportunities, responsibility, earning potential, autonomy, and a more flexible working schedule.


Courses & Concentrations

Master of Science in Nursing Degree

Missouri Valley College School of Nursing uses the framework of the American Association of Colleges for Nursing to prepare its MSN students. Students are prepared to use best practices to assess, diagnose, interpret diagnostic work-up, and implement/evaluate plans of care for patients across the lifespan. Students also work with patients, families, and other disciplines to promote wellness and disease prevention.

The MSN, with focus on FNP program follows the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guidelines. The graduate program offers continuous enrollment and online coursework using Brightspace as the Learning Management System.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. “Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.”  Once accreditation is complete, graduates from our program will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Colleges for Nursing (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification exam.  

MSN, FNP Curriculum
The MSN program with a focus on family nurse practitioner consists of two years of  courses and clinical experiences. The clinical hours/experiences can be obtained in approved clinical facilities close to you.

Nursing Program Information

  • Important Documents/Information
  • Application & Admissions Information

    MVC Application For Graduate Admission

    MSN Application Deadlines:
    *First admitting group for Spring 2021 Semester | application period is Oct. 15 – Dec. 1, 2020
    Spring Semester (Jan.-April) apply by December 1
    Summer Semester (May-Aug.) apply by April 1
    Fall Semester (Sept.-Dec.) apply by August 1
    Late enrollment may be allowed on a space available basis only. A late enrollment fee may be assessed.


Faculty

Susan Vogelsmeier
Campus Nurse Practitioner
Director, Master of Science in Nursing, FNP Program
Dr. Peggy Van Dyke
Dean of the School of Nursing
Nursing Program Director
Associate Professor
Tammy Plains
Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Davis
Simulation Lab Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing


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