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Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Family Practice

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

About the Program Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Family Practice

The family practice nurse practitioner provides advanced nursing care services to patients of all ages. FNPs provide health promotion and education while caring for patients from diverse ages and backgrounds. Often care for individuals and families throughout their lifespan.

Adult patients, which includes older and elderly patients. The AGACNP manages acute, chronic and critical conditions. Acute care nurse practitioners are differentiated by the word “acute” from primary care practitioners.

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are advanced practice registered nurses with specialized graduate educations who provide primary health care services to people of all ages.

With a focus on health promotion and health education, Family nurse practitioners fill a crucial role in the health care system and provide patient care to people of diverse ages and backgrounds – often the underserved.

FNPs provide services for individuals and families throughout the lifespan. This can be especially rewarding for those who enjoy developing long-term relationships and getting to know people over time. FNPs can have rewarding careers professionally, personally, and financially

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Outcomes NP/DNP Program Passing Rates

Calendar year (January 1- December 31)
Certifying Agency
Specialization
Number of test takers
Actual Pass rate
2015 ANCC FNP 6 100%
ANCC AGACNP 38 81%
AANP FNP 45 89%
2016 ANCC FNP 50 98.91%
ANCC AGACNP 31 89.29%
AANP FNP 59 95%
2017 ANCC FNP 43 95.24%
ANCC AGACNP 23 80.95%
AANP FNP 31 81%
2018 ANCC FNP 38 97%
ANCC AGACNP 26 84%
AANP FNP 12 82%
2019 ANCC FNP 52 82%
ANCC AGACNP 44 95%
AANP FNP 12 90%
2020 ANCC FNP 32 96.88%
ANCC AGACNP 31 93.55%
AANP FNP 7 80%
Calendar year (January 1- December 31)
Certifying Agency
Specialization
Number of test takers
Actual Pass rate
2015
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 6 Actual Pass rate 100%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 38 Actual Pass rate 81%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 45 Actual Pass rate 89%
2016
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 50 Actual Pass rate 98.91%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 89.29%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 59 Actual Pass rate 95%
2017
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 43 Actual Pass rate 95.24%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 23 Actual Pass rate 80.95%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 81%
2018
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 38 Actual Pass rate 97%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 26 Actual Pass rate 84%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 12 Actual Pass rate 82%
2019
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 52 Actual Pass rate 82%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 44 Actual Pass rate 95%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 12 Actual Pass rate 90%
2020
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 32 Actual Pass rate 96.88%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 93.55%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 7 Actual Pass rate 80%

Nursing (MSN) Programs Admissions Overview

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing granted from a regionally and professionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university. A bachelor’s degree from another discipline will be considered on a case by case basis. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to Barry University.
  • A current, unrestricted license as a professional registered nurse in the United States. Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement by the Florida Board of Nursing. An unrestricted Florida license must be received prior to starting the Program and maintained throughout enrollment in the Program.
  • A minimum of one-year, full-time clinical experience as a Registered Nurse within the last year is required.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will have their graduate GPA included for admissions consideration.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate nursing research course.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of a statistics course, which included descriptive and inferential methods, within five years of program start date.
  • Applicants must complete an admission interview upon receipt of all admission documentation.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references.
Candidates are selected for admission on the basis of high promise for program completion and academic success in graduate education. These include:

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides graduate level nursing students with tuition discounts. Dependent on the program you are enrolled in, the following discounts are applied to our standard tuition costs.

  • Master of Science in Nursing: 25% tuition scholarship
  • Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice: 30% tuition scholarship
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (Post-Master's): $1000/per month for 24 months
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: 20% tuition scholarship
Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees
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Nursing Programs Accreditation

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences maintains accreditation for its undergraduate (BSN), master's (MSN), post-graduate certificates (ARNP), and doctoral (DNP) nursing programs through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The master's and DNP in Nurse Anesthesia programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

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Barry University is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.

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