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St. John Fisher University M.S. in Nursing Online

Fisher Nursing Online offers four M.S. in Nursing program options, to help you become an expert in the field of your choice and a service-oriented nurse leader in your chosen setting.

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About the program

  • Experienced instructors: Benefit from the expertise of dedicated faculty, and participate in small classes that boost participation and prioritize personalized attention.
  • Certification ready: Gain the skills you need to prepare to sit for the national certification exam. Graduates are eligible for New York state and national certification as nurse practitioners (NP).
  • Professional connections: Let Fisher Nursing Online help you find a clinical partnership that aligns with your goals; the program has an expansive network of professional and practical healthcare settings.

About St. John Fisher University and the Wegmans School of Nursing

The Wegmans School of Nursing provides a broad liberal arts and professional program that equips nursing professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to bring positive change and high-quality care to individuals, families, and communities. 

The school welcomes its learners into a tight-knit community committed to serving others and meeting the challenges of today's evolving world of healthcare.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Curriculum spotlight

Prepare to join the next generation of compassionate, service-oriented nursing leaders. Choose between four program options designed to give you the skills to improve patient care in your chosen setting. As an online M.S. in Nursing student at St. John Fisher University, you may choose between:

  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP): Provide compassionate, ethical care to patients across their lifetime. This program option can be completed part time in as few as 28 months, or full time in just 24 months.
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP): Provide holistic, compassionate care to patients ages 13 and older. This program offers a part-time track only, and can be completed in as few as 28 months.
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP): Provide care to elderly patients and help them manage acute and chronic pain. This program offers a part-time track only, and can be completed in as few as 28 months.
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): Provide effective care to diverse patients who suffer from mental health illnesses or psychiatric disorders. This program offers a part-time track only, and can be completed in as few as 36 months.

Admissions

Fisher Nursing Online welcomes candidates who are committed to positively impacting the nursing profession. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, a current unencumbered RN license, one year of current experience in a clinical setting, and be currently employed as an RN in a clinical setting to qualify for admission. To apply, you must submit the following:

  • Official transcripts

  • Personal statement

  • Résumé

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Application fee

Immersions

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M.S. in Nursing students at the Wegmans School of Nursing participate in clinical rotations, which vary by program. Each of the four program options — PCFNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP, and AGACNP — requires 600 total hours of clinical experience in your community. Regardless of which program you choose, you will graduate with hands-on experience and tactical knowledge to support and care for your patients’ specific healthcare needs.

During clinical rotations, you will perform different tasks related to your chosen setting, all under the supervision of an advanced practitioner. Rotations must occur outside your current place of employment.

Frequently asked questions

The baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at St. John Fisher University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. The Wegmans School of Nursing is also approved by the New York State Education Department.

Students are encouraged to research outside scholarships and other financing options that may be available through your employer, local agencies, or private organizations.

Among the federal financing options is funding through the National Health Service Corps, which provides both scholarship assistance and loan repayment assistance. Learners pursuing primary care health professions training may be eligible to apply to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP). Awarded scholars provide, upon graduation, primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

If you have any questions about tuition and financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@sjf.edu or (585) 385-8042.

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