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Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of this program is to prepare an advanced practice generalist who possesses knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide community focused primary care for culturally diverse families in rural or medically underserved areas. This includes advanced theory and clinical education emphasizing: Primary health across the life span for underserved rural or urban populations and high quality, cost-effective, unique health care that results in a high level of patient satisfaction.

Students can also take advantage of the Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) program, which provides up to $20,000 of financial assistance to in-state students who are committed to working in North Carolina. For more information on the FELS program, visit (external link).


Post Master Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of the post-master’s certificate program is to prepare nurses who already possess an earned Master of Science degree in nursing for a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program of study will be tailored individually for current nurse practitioners who want the FNP certificate.

Post Master Certification: Nurse Educator

The purpose of the post-master’s certification program is to prepare qualified nurse educators in the proper use of nursing education theory. The curriculum allows for a balance between the theoretical, evaluative and information technology advances in nursing education with practical aspects of a nurse educator practicum to enhance the advanced practice role.

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