Is it time to elevate your nursing career? The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing can take you there. Our graduates are scholar-clinicians who blend a theoretical understanding of the nursing field with hands-on expertise and are equipped to apply this knowledge to their own unique healthcare environments.
We offer a variety of specialties for those seeking an MSN degree with UNC Charlotte. There is a growing demand in the ever-changing world of health care with specializations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Community/Public Health; certificates in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration and Applied Nursing Informatics; and post-masters certificates in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan.
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) overview:
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) across the Lifespan concentration offers nurses the opportunity to provide primary care in family practice settings. FNPs provide care to individuals and families across the lifespan, promote wellness and disease prevention, and provide leadership in the delivery of quality health care. The 2-year program begins each Fall (46 credits & 600 Clinical Hours). Up to 6 graduate semester credit hours may be accepted from a previous accredited institution. Admission to the FNP program is highly competitive: applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner (AGACNP) overview:
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentration offers nurses with an acute care/critical care clinical practice background the opportunity to provide care to acutely ill adults. The AGACNP provides evidence-based care to acutely ill adults with urgent and emergent complex health issues and to critically ill adults with life-threatening, rapidly changing physiological conditions. The program also focuses on complex chronic disease management. The full-time 2-year program begins each Fall (47 credits & 600 Clinical Hours). Up to 6 graduate semester credit hours may be accepted from a previous accredited institution. Admission to the AGACNP program is highly competitive: applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Application Deadlines: Students are admitted annually. Applications for entry in the Fall Semester are due to the Graduate School by September 1st.
Admission Requirements and Course Progression
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Why choose our programs?
Students engage with highly skilled, nationally recognized faculty to facilitate the synthesis of advanced nursing knowledge in order to deliver the highest quality of care.
Students have full access to hands-on experiential learning and skills practice in a state-of-the-art simulation environment.
Graduates are skilled in the provision of evidence-based health care to members of diverse populations.
Graduates advance the discipline and practice of nursing through participation, interpretation, and translation of research into practice.
Graduates serve as leaders, clinicians, and scholars with the ability to influence health policy and improve the healthcare delivery system.
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
Throughout your program of study, you will have opportunities to learn from experts in the field through an array of hands-on educational experiences at a variety of local hospitals, clinics, and community settings. We have many community partners which afford excellent clinical experiences within the local hospital system, for acute and complex care of individuals across the lifespan.
Is it time to elevate your nursing career? If so, click to learn more about the requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing, graduate student financial aid, and the graduate application process.
Advanced Clinical Nursing Coordinator
Tonya Anderson, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, CNE
UNC Charlotte School of Nursing
Charlotte, North Carolina