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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Option

At this time, the CSUB Department of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization.  The FNP Program prepares advanced practice nurses for roles as primary care providers.  Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health conditions.  Graduates are prepared to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to infants, children and adults across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds.

Graduates of the FNP Program are:

  • Qualified to be certified as NPs by the State of California
  • Qualified to earn their furnishing number from the State of California
  • Prepared to take national FNP certification exams
  • Prepared to enter a doctoral program in nursing or related field

The FNP Program curriculum is a 2-year, full-time schedule of courses.  Clinical hours are completed through preceptorships with local primary care providers in healthcare settings. 

MSN (FNP) Brochure

For more information about the MSN/FNP curriculum, please download the        MSN Program brochure.

MSN (FNP) Application

The MSN-FNP Program will not be accepting applications in 2015. Please check back often for updates regarding the 2016 MSN-FNP Program.

Questions? Please contact the MSN Program Advisor.




Dr. Debra Wilson, RN, PhD, FNP, Graduate Program Director

Heidi He, RN, MSN, FNP, FNP Program Coordinator