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					                               The MSN program seeks qualifies applicants
                  with a high degree of commitment to improving the health of families.

About the Program                                          Admission Criteria                                       Curriculum
Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Master                   • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate          Core Courses (22 semester hours)
of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program,                    nursing program                                       • Nursing Science & Theoretical Foundations
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration,               • A strong overall academic record with a cumulative    • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
prepares nurses in an advanced practice role                   average of “B” (3.0) or better                        • Health Assessment for Advanced Practice
with competencies in family health promotion and             • Undergraduate coursework should have included:        • Advanced Pharmacology
culturally competent clinical management of common             An introductory statistics course, a nursing          • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Nursing
conditions across the life span.                               research course, a health assessment course,           Research
                                                               and a basic computer course (or equivalents)          • Health Care Policies & Systems
The FNP concentration at Lincoln Memorial University         • Competitive GRE scores (A combined verbal and         • Advanced Nursing Professional & Practice Roles
can be completed in 17 months of full-time study and           analytic score of 1000 or higher is desirable)        • Directed Scholarly Project
requires 43 credit hours of graduate course work             • A year of work experience as an RN is
including 720 clinical hours. Full-time or part-time           recommended, but exceptional new graduates
options are available. The post-master’s certificate           may apply                                            FNP Concentration Courses
option is also available.                                    • Minimum of three recommendations from health         (21 semester hours)
                                                               care professionals who can rate the applicant’s       • Family Nurse Practitioner I
Students who successfully complete the graduate
                                                               potential. At least two must be from nursing          • Family Nurse Practitioner II
nursing program will receive the Master of Science
                                                               professionals; one may be a professional in a         • Family Nurse Practitioner III
in Nursing degree. Family nurse practitioner students
                                                               related health care field
will meet the eligibility criteria for both the American
                                                             • A three-page letter to the Graduate Admission                               Total Program - 43 Credits
Nurses Credentialing Center and the American
                                                               Committee describing professional goals
Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP certification
                                                             • An unencumbered license to practice as a
                                                               registered nurse in the state of Tennessee is

LMU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of             required for enrollment; clinical practicum may

the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.              necessitate licensure in neighboring states

The MSN degree program has received accreditation
from National League for Nursing Accrediting               See the MSN Catalog for details regarding additional

Commission, Inc. (NLNAC). The MSN program is               requirements for admitted students such as

fully approved by the Tennessee of Nursing.                health status forms, proof of insurance, current
                                                           immunizations, CPR certification, drug screens, and
                                                           background checks.
Why Choose                               Lincoln Memorial University is:
                                                                                                     Master of
                                         • a values-based learning community dedicated
                                          to providing educational experiences in the
                                          liberal arts and professional studies
                                                                                                     Science in
                                         • accredited by the Commission on Colleges
                                           of the Southern Association of Colleges and
• Our student-oriented faculty
                                           Schools to award associate, baccalaureate,
                                           master’s, educational specialist and doctorate
• Our successful track-record of
                                           degrees                                             Family Nurse Practitioner
  preparing students for careers in
                                         • an equal opportunity institution and welcomes
                                           applications for admission regardless of age,
• Our experience working with students
                                           color, creed, disability, ethnic/national origin,
  from rural areas
                                           gender, military status, pregnancy, race,
                                           religion, sexual orientation or any other class
• Our values-driven commitment to
                                           protected by applicable law
  students and the community

• Our beautiful campus

• And more. . .

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                                                                                               LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
                                              Harrogate, Tennessee 37752


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