Graduate Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Master of Science in Nursing

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track prepares students for one of two certification exams. As a FNP student, you will do at least 672 clock hours of clinical experience with approved preceptors. Graduates are eligible for certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The FNP program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

This Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed for the registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.

Courses meet once per week during late afternoon and evening hours. The program is built on a tradition of excellence in nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A distinctive feature of the program is an emphasis on nursing care in a culturally diverse society. We believe in providing care that values understanding the stories of patients, including those who are marginalized in our society.

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  • 96 %
    first-time pass rate
    by graduates for National Certification Exam
  • 100 %
    of graduates employed
    in APRN role within 12 months of graduation

Length of program:

  • 32 months, 48 credits
  • Because of the program’s schedule, many students can continue to work at their regular position, although it may be difficult to work full time while also doing clinicals


  • Next start date: August 30, 2024 – we are accepting applications until June 15th and admit students as we receive applications (rolling admission process).
  • One night a week
  • Tuesdays from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FNP sample schedule (PDF)