Our Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

Available in: 
Online Program

Next Start Date: 
Fall 2021

Application Deadline: 

Our Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program will prepare you for leadership across clinical settings. Advance your career and further your knowledge on caring for families and communities of all ages. 

The program is open to registered nurses with their bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN). Our FNP curriculum includes courses that focus on nursing theory, research, leadership, professional development, healthcare policy, and informatics in healthcare.

The FNP track will expand your professional nursing practice and clinical knowledge for the national certification exam.


  • The degree prepares students for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) national certification exam.
  • The MSN-FNP degree can be completed in as few as six semesters if attending full-time.
  • Designed to accommodate full-time working professionals, classes are 100% online—access them anywhere, anytime. 
  • Learn from distinguished faculty with real-life experience and the highest academic credentials.
  • U.S. News & World Reports ranked our online programs in the top 15% of regionally accredited institutions. 
  • Unbeatable affordability at $480/semester credit hour.
  • Classes are seven weeks, and e-books are provided for all classes.

After Graduation 

Join a rewarding, in-demand field with your MSN-FNP degree. Nurse practitioners must earn their master's degree, be licensed in their state, and pass the national certification exam. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of nurse practitioners and similar professionals is projected to grow 45% in the next ten years, much faster than average job growth. The median pay is $115,000 a year. 

Career Opportunities

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Researcher 
  • Forensic Nurse Consultant

Family Nurse Practitioner Areas of Study

Students admitted to the MSN-FNP program will complete a total of 45 semester hours and 650 combined clinical and lab hours. Review the curriculum in our course catalog. 

Application Requirements & Deadline

Applicants should have an unencumbered RN license, a BSN from an accredited school of nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants will also be required to have an in-person or on-phone interview. 

An essay is required for admissions. Find out more about the admissions process and essay.