MSN Entry Options
FPB provides a few different entry options to the MSN program, depending on your background.
If you have your BSN already, you can be admitted directly. Applicants with a BSN degree from an AACN or ACEN accredited nursing program are admitted directly into the Master of Science in Nursing program.
If You Are Already Working as a Nurse
If you are already working as a nurse right now, FPB offers courses in nontraditional formats, including intensive, web-based, and weekend courses so that you can remain in your current job. Several of our programs can even be completed in a semi-distance format with limited trips to campus, making our MSN program feasible for those not living in Cleveland.
If You Are a Registered Nurse with National Certification in Advanced Practice Nursing
This MSN completion program is designed to assist certified advanced practice nurses to earn a MSN degree. Registered nurse applicants must have a BSN from an accredited nursing program. Applicants must have certification from a national accrediting organization as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist. Read more about the MSN admission requirements >
ADN with a Portfolio
Diploma/associate degree RNs who also have a non-nursing baccalaureate degree (but do not have a BSN degree) need to submit a professional portfolio. If your portfolio is approved and you are successful in the admission process, you will need to submit a fee prior to matriculation in the MSN program for the six upper division undergraduate prerequisite nursing courses that will be waived.