George Mason University Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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George Mason University

When Patriots Become Patriots. More than half of Mason's 190,000 alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., area, providing graduates with a diverse and extensive professional network.

We're a good match for the military for a variety of reasons, including:

  • University-based veteran organizations: If you're looking for people with similar experiences, you'll find friends here. Mason Veteran Patriots, the Military Law Society, and the Society of American Military Engineers will welcome you.

  • Diverse community: Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Proximity to D.C.: The Washington metro area has a population of more than 400,000 veterans and their families, and it's easy to see why. Military bases such as Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir, Andrews AFB, Bolling, and the Pentagon provide access to commissaries and other services (as well as a large community of active-duty personnel). The Department of Veterans Affairs is headquartered downtown, and a VA medical center is also in Washington.

  • Employment opportunities: Another benefit of being near Washington, D.C., is the access to jobs. This area is home to hundreds of positions offered through the civil service, by military contractors, with the private sector, and by nongovernment organizations. Graduates are also sought by companies based in the Virginia Technology Corridor and among organizations in the Bethesda medical community. Many members of the military and veterans also have top-secret clearances, which give them a leg up.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 12,564
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 12,564
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
  • BAH - Online
  • Campus SVA Chapter
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
  • Club/Association for Veterans
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Offers ROTC Program
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Scholarships for Military
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
School Information
  • College Type
  • Setting
  • Accreditation Type
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
  • GMAT score
  • Graduation Rate
  • Placement Rate
  • Avg Immediate Salary For Graduates
Student Population
  • Student Count
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
  • Female
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
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Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Program Description

    Provide holistic care to families across the health care continuum in our online Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration (MSN–FNP).* The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).**

    Benefit from a responsive curriculum based on the most up-to-date evidence-based practice. Plus, learn from active practitioners who understand the demand of modern health care and can pass their real-world knowledge on to you.

    The curriculum includes 500+ hours of learning in clinical settings. Equip yourself with the skills to build an evidence-based practice and integrate your learning into your everyday work.


    Program Outcomes

    When you complete our 49-credit MSN-FNP, you will be able to:

    • Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients
    • Perform a focused assessment of a patient across the lifespan
    • Use patient and clinical data to formulate health care diagnoses
    • Provide an evidence-based, patient-centered plan of care appropriate for individual patients
    • Identify and evaluate appropriate therapeutic interventions for the management of individual patients
    • Collaborate across health care disciplines with a foundation of interprofessional experience
    • Address the social determinants of health in the care of patients and populations

    This program also prepares you to sit for certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


    Community-Focused, Evidence-Based

    Population and public health are a core focus of this program. You will learn to work within community settings and gain an understanding of the complex nature of patients’ needs so you can develop an appropriate plan of care using a shared decision-making model.

    Plus, as an R1 (Research 1) university, we help you develop an evidence-based practice informed by modern research. Learn to identify credible sources, review the latest journals and reports, and understand current research.

    Combined with micro-level clinical skills, you’ll graduate with the comprehensive, responsive knowledge you need to ensure exceptional outcomes for your patients.


    Direct Contact With Practicing Faculty

    Many of our nurse practitioner faculty are active practitioners who will give you individual attention and support throughout this program. Learn directly from health care providers who have directed clinics, served diverse, low-income populations, and implemented and evaluated models of service for underserved communities and persons with chronic diseases.


    Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines

    To provide holistic care, modern practitioners need to collaborate with various health care providers, from nutritionists and social workers to psychologists and health informaticists. Mason weaves interprofessional experiences throughout your curriculum, so working across disciplines becomes second nature.

    Our MSN curriculum is founded on Interprofessional Educational Collaborative Core Competencies, including putting patients’ needs first, respecting patients’ dignity and privacy, and cooperating with other care providers to create a climate of mutual respect.


    Apply Now

    This program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Apply here or request more information if you have any questions.


    Who should apply?

    The MSN–FNP is designed for nurses who want to provide top-quality care in a health care setting serving families and communities.

    Applicants should have graduated from an accredited baccalaureate (BSN) program in nursing, have an active state-based/U.S. license as a registered nurse (RN), and documented experience as an RN.