Nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) are eligible to apply to the FNP program to receive a Master's of Science in Nursing. The program consists of 24 credits in core courses, 18 credits in the specialization of FNP (3 courses), and either 6 credits for a thesis or 3 credits for a special project. The 3 specialization courses require 16 hours of clinical practice each week during the semester, in addition to classroom time. The student and faculty work together to locate a suitable and appropriate clinical site and preceptor for each student. A total of 660 clinical hours is required to complete the FNP program. These hours include practice in women's health, pediatrics, family practice and internal medicine including practice with older adults.