College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

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As a registered nurse, you’ve gained practical knowledge and skills that allow you to offer your patients the best care possible. You can take the skills you’ve already acquired and learn how to take on a more advanced role in our Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Our CCNE accredited program empowers you to offer high-quality primary and specialty care to patients of all ages. And when you’ve completed your program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) credential. 

By taking one class at a time you can move toward your goal in a way that fits into your busy schedule. You’ll enhance your skill level with courses that look into advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology along with the roles of an advanced practice nurse.

We also help RN’s with bachelor degrees in unrelated fields earn their MSN more quickly with our Nursing Bridge program. Explore our flexible course options, tuition information and learning objectives below.  

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

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Earn credentials


Get the knowledge you need to sit for valuable credentials such as FNP-BC or FNP-C.

CCNE Accredited


Rest assured that you’re learning career- relevant skills with our CCNE accredited programs.

Relevant curriculum


Have confidence knowing your program is aligned with leading industry organizations like AACN®, ANCC and QSEN.

Learn from experience


Benefit from the real-world knowledge and insight of instructors that average of 20 years of experience.

Manageable class schedule


Keep moving toward your goals with courses that can be taken one at a time.

Tuition reduction


Eligible students can potentially save on tuition through the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship.

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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.

The Master of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuition (per credit) $595.0
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Resource fee $165.0
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