Online Master of Science in NursingFamily Nurse Practitioner

Master the art and science of patient-centered care.

Experts predict a shortage of no less than 100,000 family medicine doctors by 2025. That means millions of Americans will turn to family nurse practitioners for high-quality, affordable care. Gain the credentials to serve them now with an online MSN-FNP degree from Bradley University.

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With our online nursing degrees, you can:

Learn 100 percent online with no campus residency requirements.

Choose your preceptors.

Complete clinicals locally.

Prepare yourself for the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

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The master’s degree program in nursing, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001; (202)887-6791;

Which path is right for you?

Depending on your entry-level education, Bradley offers two options to earn your online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree.


If you are a RN with an ADN, nursing diploma or non-nursing bachelor’s degree, we offer bridge courses that can start you on the path toward an MSN-FNP.

Earn your degree in as few as

59Credit Hours*



*Includes 9 undergraduate hours from RN completion courses


If you already have your BSN, you may be eligible to start working toward your MSN- FNP right away. No bridge courses are required for this entry path.

Earn your degree in as few as

50Credit Hours



Why earn an online MSN-FNP degree?

Demand for primary care services in the U.S. continues to rise — while supply of the family physicians able to provide them continues to shrink. What does this mean for a talented RN like you? It means there’s never been a better time to specialize your expertise as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Acquire a big-picture, interprofessional view of the modern health care marketplace.
  • Expand your expertise in advanced nursing theory, patient-centered care and evidence-based practice.
  • Provide high-quality care to individuals and families throughout the life continuum.
  • Gain the autonomy to conduct exams, diagnose illness and treat clients across the life span.
  • Acquire the high-level leadership skills to thrive in nearly any health care setting.

Many states now allow nurse practitioners to work without a supervising physician. Complete your path to greater autonomy now; enroll in our online MSN-FNP program today.

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Is an online family nurse practitioner degree right for you?

Need help deciding if an online MSN-FNP degree aligns with your current needs and future goals? We can help.

The online MSN-FNP program is an ideal choice if:

  • You’re passionate about family medicine.
  • You want to establish yourself as a leader in primary care.
  • You’re a nurse ready to broaden your scope of practice.
  • You wish to advance your professional career and eventually earn your DNP.
  • You’re ready to earn an advanced credential that can position you for financial growth.

Here are a few other ways to know if an online MSN from Bradley is the right choice for you:

  • You want to collaborate with and learn from other aspiring nurse practitioners.
  • You want a flexible online learning environment that fits your busy schedule.
  • You’re eager to learn from a faculty of passionate and experienced clinicians.

Learn from innovative nursing leaders.

The dedicated faculty members who lead our online MSN-FNP program are committed to helping you succeed as you take the next step in your nursing career. They each bring a broad base of clinical expertise and professional experience into our online classrooms each day, and they are eager to share their knowledge with you.

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*The Master’s Degree Program in nursing, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
655 K Street NW,
Washington DC 20001;

For more than 60 years, Bradley University has been setting the standard for excellence in nursing education. Our graduates work as advanced practice nurses and leaders in clinical and non-clinical settings across the country. They’re transforming the way health care is delivered in the 21st century — and so can you.

Make the next step in your nursing career a focused one. Earn an advanced nursing degree online from Bradley University.