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Open House for new Nurse Practitioner (NP) program: December 6

11/8/2010 —

Penn State Mont Alto will host an open house for our new Nurse Practitioners (NP) program on Monday, December 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Millstream Cafe, Heritage Room. To register for this free event or for more information, contact Charlene at 717-749-6137 or by email at cms50@psu.edu.

Area nurses now have access to a master’s degree program to prepare them to work as Nurse Practitioners (NPs). The Penn State School of Nursing is expanding its present NP program to two additional campuses, including Mont Alto and Worthington Scranton. This Master of Science (MS) degree program does not require General Record Exams (GREs) for admission but it does provide students two specialty options: the Family Nurse Practitioner or the Adult Nurse Practitioner. The NP program is currently offered at four other Penn State campuses. The School of Nursing received funding through two HRSA grants (Health Resources and Services Administration). One grant has enabled the University to expand its NP program to rural, medically underserved areas; the other will fund tuition and books for select students for their two years of study (program candidates who serve rural communities and enroll full-time will be considered).

The NP program is a four-semester master’s level cohort beginning next fall at Penn State Mont Alto; space is limited to six students. It is available to registered nurses (RNs) who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program will prepare nurses for direct patient care, leadership roles in practice settings, and nursing education. 

Specialties include:
-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): 47-50 credits
-Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP): 41-44 credits

The Penn State School of Nursing also offers an RN program and a bachelor’s degree program at the Mont Alto campus.

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