Where can I work after I finish earning my MSN-FNP degree?
Graduates from the program are employed in places across the state, including Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Longview, Tyler, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Lubbock, San Antonio and Temple. They work as family nurse practitioners in clinics, emergency rooms and specialty areas.
Where can I work after I earn my MSN with a focus as a nurse educator?
With the nursing education option, graduates teach nursing at community colleges, universities and high school health occupation programs. Nurse educators also work in hospitals or other large corporations throughout the U.S.
What is a degree plan? And when do I need to file one?
A degree plan is a formal statement of requirements a student must complete in order to graduate. To be official, a degree plan must be certified by the college of the student's major. Nursing students will receive a degree plan the semester they are admitted to the SFA School of Nursing. Students finalize their degree plan during the on-campus orientation before beginning the program.
What are the application deadlines?
Applications may be submitted at any time, but they must be submitted by April 1 to enroll in the fall semester.
The application process is conducted through the NursingCAS system, and you are encouraged to begin the process at least two months before the deadline date. All applications must be verified by NursingCAS before the application deadline. This process can take between 4 - 6 weeks.
When do applications open?
Applications are always open for Post Master's Certificates. All other MSN applications open January 1 for fall admission. Acceptances begin March 1.
Do I need to submit official transcripts to both the Graduate School and the School of Nursing?
All transcripts must be submitted via NursingCAS for the School of Nursing application and must also be submitted to the Graduate School for the university application.
What do I include in my NursingCAS application packet?
Personal data, transcripts, nursing license, personal statement and contact information for three references; No GRE required.
How many hours can be taken each semester?
Three to six hours can be taken each semester. Summer is considered one semester. For the nurse educator track, the fastest a student can finish is seven semesters. For the FNP track, the fastest a student can finish is eight semesters. Post Master's Certificate candidates' timeframes vary and must be evaluated by the MSN program coordinator.