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Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

As a family nurse practitioner, you work directly with individuals and families throughout their lives, providing expert care, support and compassion. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree in nursing so you can advance your career with a specialty in family nursing practice.

This 24-month, part-time program, is offered entirely online with clinical experiences in your community, giving you the flexibility to continue to work.

Learn more about the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. 

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing coursework
  • A current, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the jurisdiction where experiential learning will occur

Application Requirements

For consideration for admission, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcripts from every college attended
  • 1 professional letter of recommendation
  • Photocopy of current RN license
  • Resume (may be included within application or as a separate document)

Once all supporting documents are received, your application will be complete and ready for review by the Admission Committee. Application materials can be mailed to the address below:

Online Programs
MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Residency Requirement

In addition to coursework, the FNP program requires students to attend two residencies, generally 1-3 days in length, in addition to orientation, during their respective tenure in the program. These residencies include: new student orientation, second year residency, final residency in May that coincides with graduation.



NUR 701 Professional Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 706 Advanced Pathophysiology 3


NUR 707 Advanced Pharmacology  3
NUR 708 Scholarship for Advanced Nursing: Building an Evidence-Based Practice  4


NUR 702 Human Diversity, Social, and Policy Issues  3
NUR 703 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (90 clinical hours)  4


NUR 810 Family Primary Care II (Adult) (180 clinical hours)  6


NUR 809 Family Primary Care I (OB/GYN and Pediatric) (180-clinical hours)  6
NUR 820 Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum  2


NUR 811 Family Primary Care III (Geriatric)  (180-clinical hours)  6
NUR 820 Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum  2

Starting the Spring 2019 semester, MSN online testing will be monitored and proctored by ProctorU. Learn more about ProctorU using the information below.

FNP Board Pass Rate

Year Pass Rate
Worcester, Manchester, Online: Class of 2016 91%

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.


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