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Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Translate the skills and practical knowledge you’ve developed as a registered nurse into a more advanced role managing the health of the entire family as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Our Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner specialization educationally prepares you as a family nurse practitioner and emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment. In this program you’ll gain advanced nursing skills that empower you to provide primary and specialty care to people of all ages.
Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree program prepares you to enter this field.
What you'll learn
The Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* enhances the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with baccalaureate-degree preparation. The program prepares nurses for advanced practice to function in leadership roles in practice and educational settings. Advanced nursing theory and research provide the foundation for nurses to influence the future of nursing and health care. The MSN/FNP program is 47 graduate credits. Students complete core courses in advanced nursing content and process, then complete the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) course sequence. The FNP courses focus on the health care needs of people through the life span. Graduates of the FNP program are prepared for independent and collaborative decision making in health promotion and maintenance, with an emphasis on primary care across the life span. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Exam.
This program is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who wish to obtain a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The program educationally prepares nurses for advanced practice to function in leadership roles in practice and educational settings and emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) credential or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) credential.
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner gainful employment disclosures (MA).
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
*Although these courses are accepted by some state boards of nursing toward continuing licensing requirements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own state board for applicability.
Individual courses are also available.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
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From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.
How much will it cost?
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Learn from nurse leaders with advanced degrees and relevant nursing experience.
Every class is taught by a master's- or doctoral-prepared nursing professional. Our more than 800 faculty members average more than 5 years of teaching experience and 14 years of professional experience — many of them are in roles you may aspire to, including Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and nurse educator.
Experience the unparalleled ways we empower you to succeed.
Our intimate class sizes in the School of Nursing average 14 students, allowing for dynamic, personal interaction with your classmates and instructors. To us, you’re more than just a face in a crowded lecture hall. That's why you also get a team of representatives that will be with you every step of the way until you graduate.
Enjoy a flexible education for ambitious learners.
Flexibility counts when your time is in demand. University of Phoenix gives you the option of learning online around your schedule and personal needs, or of attending classes at one of our participating locations across the country.
Advance your nursing knowledge in a CCNE-accredited program.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Find the academic and life resources you need to succeed.
You can find academic support through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence and our University Library, which features 30,000 full-text books, 44,000 journals and more than 250 individual information repositories. You can also find life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living and counseling resources through our Life Resource Center.
Talk to dedicated nursing representatives.
Our specially-trained nursing representatives understand your needs and can help determine what program's best for you.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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One of the nation's largest Nursing schools
For more than 30 years, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.
A real-world education
Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.