Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), M.S.
The Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed for working RN’s who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and are seeking licensure and certification to provide primary care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed to build knowledge and skill in Nursing Science, Leadership, Quality, Technology, Policy, Health Delivery Systems and independent clinical practice. Registered Nurses (RNs) can complete this program in 36 months taking one 8-week class at a time online.
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Standard Completion Time
3 years | Online | One 8-week class at a time
NOTE: this program has a 1-week intensive lab on campus. See "Courses" for details.
Program Credits: 54
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Cost Per Credit
- August 12, 2021
At Roberts Campus
- February 28, 2022
The Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed for working RN’s who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and are seeking licensure and certification to provide primary care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed to build knowledge and skill in Nursing Science, Leadership, Quality, Technology, Policy, Health Delivery Systems and independent clinical practice.
Learn one course at a time online
Earn your degree in 3 years
Clinical Practice Experience (600 hours) - gain real practice experience during clinical courses
The capstone project positions students to influence change in a health care setting
Expert faculty make an impactful difference by supporting students’ academically, professionally, and personally
Popular Careers & Employers
Primary Care/Family Medicine offices
Urgent Care Centers
Immediate Care Centers
Popular Job Titles Graduates Will Qualify For
Advanced Practice Provider
Family Nurse Practitioner
Frequently Asked Questions
Nurses with a M.S. in Nursing can teach nursing academic settings including LPN programs, Associate Degree programs and Bachelor’s degree programs. Nurses with a degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner can also teach in FNP programs. You can also teach nursing in the professional setting as an educator in a health care setting.
The purpose of the M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner program is to advance your clinical expertise and develop knowledge and skills to manage the healthcare of individuals and their families by providing preventive and primary care , managing chronic conditions, and promoting health. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the certification exam and apply for licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Through the program you will also gain knowledge in Nursing Science, Leadership, and Health Care delivery.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is a 54 credit master’s degree program that prepares students for practice as a nurse practitioner as well as for educating in academic and clinical settings.
This program can be completed in just three years.
F.N.P. students complete a total of 600 clinical hours with a variety of patient populations from birth to older adult.
Students may be able to complete their studies while working full time. Students should plan to spend 20-25 hours per week in course activities or clinical practice.
This program allows students to focus on one course at a time. Online courses are completed in the convenience of your home. Most classes are asynchronous, meaning you move through the week’s materials at your own pace when it is convenient for you. Clinical courses will be completed in a practice setting to develop your skills in caring for individuals and families across the lifespan.
All students complete a nurse-led, evidence-based project to improve patient outcomes. Students are guided through this process during course work throughout the program and finalize the paper in the graduate project courses. Students develop projects to address care in their healthcare setting.