Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)


Nurse practitioner (MSN) options include Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. Both programs are hybrid programs: core courses are all held asynchronous online and the clinical courses (four courses in the AGNP, and 5 courses in the FNP program) are held on campus. The core concept of role development focuses on the progressive development of competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice as practitioner, researcher, leader/manager, consultant and educator.

Courses for the Nurse Practioner program are now being offered in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center

Nurse Practitioner Admission

Completed applications are due in the graduate office by either Jan. 1 or Aug. 1.

Completed application packets consist of the following information (all application materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies, 212 Centennial Hall, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301)

  • Graduate school application and fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Copy of current, unencumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license
  • Resume which includes description of professional nursing and clinical experience
  • Career Goals
  • Three completed recommendation forms

M.S.N. in Nurse Practitioner

Program Director
    Kimberly Olszewski, DNP, CRNP | kolszews@bloomu.edu

Department of Nursing
3203 McCormick Center
570-389-4613
Fax: 570-389-5008

Mission and Philosophy

 

One year of current acute care experience. Interviews with the Graduate Nursing Department Admissions Committee will be conducted during the months of September and February. For more information contact Kimberly Olszewski, DNP CRNP, Director of the Nurse Practitioner Programs, at kolszews@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4613.

 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP

The patient population focus for the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) includes adolescents (above 12 years of age), young to middle age adults and older adults. Our AGPCNP graduates will have the capabilities to practice in community and hospital based primary care clinics, in patient’s homes, in sub-acute/skilled nursing facilities, and in long-term care settings. The AGPCNP works inter-professionally with other members of the health care team.

A full-time, part-time, and RN-MSN are offered for the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The full time program is completed in two years (5 semesters). The Graduate Core Curriculum provides students from any specialty area advanced knowledge in nursing theory and research, community health, epidemiology, evidenced- based practice and socio-cultural issues. Programs with advanced practice role preparation include physical assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

The advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology are also on-line courses where the advanced physical assessment course is offered as an on campus course with an extensive laboratory experience in the assessment of the client. The core clinical courses provide the student with the skill set and knowledge to provide health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, diagnosis, and management of adolescence, adults, older adults, and frail elderly who present with both acute and multiple chronic conditions. Practice based learning experiences provide the student with opportunities to apply the theory and skills learned in the classroom setting in their role as a primary care provider.

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program has met the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC national certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification. Graduates of the program are also eligible for national certification through examination through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing upon completion of an accredited program and passing of a national certification examination.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The patient populations focus for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) includes children, adolescence, adults, and older and frail older adults. Our program prepares the graduate to value collaborative, family-centered care as well as the interaction among the physical, emotional, mental, and sociocultural systems of patients to meet the individual health care needs as well as those of the family. In addition, the program has a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of the community, underserved, high-risk, and multi-cultural populations. Graduates of the program can provide primary health care in a variety of primary care settings. The FNP works inter-professionally with other members of the health care team.

A full-time, part-time, and RN-MSN are offered for the Family Nurse Practitioner. The full time program is completed in two and half years (six semesters). The Graduate Core Curriculum provides students from any specialty area advanced knowledge in nursing theory and research, community health, epidemiology, evidenced- based practice and socio-cultural issues. Programs with advanced practice role preparation include physical assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

The advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology are also on-line courses where the advanced physical assessment course is offered as an on campus course with an extensive laboratory experience in the assessment of the client. The core clinical courses provide the student with the skill set and knowledge to provide health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, diagnosis, and management across the lifespan to patients and families who present with both acute and multiple chronic conditions. Practice based learning experiences provide the student with opportunities to apply the theory and skills learned in the classroom setting in their role as a primary care provider.

The Family Nurse Practitioner program has met the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC national certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification. Graduates of the program are also eligible for national certification through examination through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner.

Family Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing upon completion of an accredited program and passing of a national certification examination.


CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency nursing programs.

PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

PCNP is the state organization that promotes and protects the practice of more than 7,500 Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) in Pennsylvania. Formed in the 1980's by only 3 forward thinking NPs, PCNP now has 18 Regional groups and over 1,350 members! Each regional group offers networking opportunities and has a representative on the PCNP Executive Board that meets quarterly to discuss issues and set organizational goals. Member dues are used to support our central office, executive staff and maintain a Government Relations Specialist who represents us in Harrisburg.