Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

School of Nursing

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Build on your bachelor’s degree in nursing to advance your career with a specialty in family nursing practice.

Advanced Training with a Focus on Compassionate Care

The coursework in this 24-month, part-time program is offered entirely online, giving you the flexibility to work while earning your degree. You may fulfill the program’s clinical requirements through opportunities within your community, saving you the inconvenience of travel. During clinical rotations, you will learn to provide advanced diagnosis, treatment, and case management for patients of all ages. Through your experiences, you will become expert at providing your patients with clear communications and effective, compassionate care. As a family nurse practitioner, you will develop lasting relationships with patients and families throughout the course of their lives. You may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

Your 24-Month/Two-Year Journey

Our online coursework and in-person clinical opportunities provide you with convenient, experiential, and relevant learning experiences.

First-Year Experience

  • learn advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment across the human lifespan
  • explore human diversity and social and policy issues

Second-Year Experience

  • complete three clinical rotations (180 hours each) in family primary care in the following areas: pediatrics and women’s health, adult health, and geriatric health

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Nursing is a Rewarding, High-Demand Career

As a nurse practitioner, you will make a measurable difference in people’s lives—and build a career with lifelong job security.

$120,680 median salary

for nurse practitioners (U.S. News & World Report’s Best Healthcare Jobs ranking, 2023)

Flexible Hours, Job Security — A Rewarding Career

The high demand for healthcare workers in the U.S. means you can find job opportunities in any region of the country and choose a work schedule that suits your life.

Nurse practitioner ranked #1

U.S. News & World Report ranks nurse practitioner #1 of The Best Healthcare Jobs, 2023

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