The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track prepares students for the certification exam. As a FNP student, you’ll do 670 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 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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Length of program:

  • 3 years (8 semesters), 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


  • One night a week
  • Tuesdays from 3 – 7 p.m.

View an FNP sample schedule (PDF).


  • Pass rate for National Certification Exams exceeds the rate set by CCNE (accrediting organization)
  • 100% of graduates employed in APRN role within 12 months of graduation

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