Online MSN-FNP Curriculum

What can you learn in our online MSN-FNP program?

The innovative curriculum of our online MSN-FNP program is designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum. The program’s 65-74* credit hours of coursework are delivered in as few as nine semesters and require that you complete five preceptor-supervised clinical practicums. Separate points of entry are available for students with a BSN and those with an ADN, nursing diploma or non-nursing bachelor’s.

*Years, semesters, clinical and credit hours will vary based on entry-level education (ADN/diploma or BSN)


(ADN, nursing diploma or non-nursing bachelor’s degree)


credit hours




clinical hours


Complete in as few as


credit hours




clinical hours

RN to MSN-FNP Bridge Courses*
For students with an ADN, nursing diploma, or non-nursing bachelor’s degree

NUR 300Conceptual Basis for Professional Nursing Practices3 Credits
NUR 303Research in Nursing3 Credits
NUR 404Community Health Nursing Theory2 Credits
NUR 407RN-MSN Practicum1 Credit

Online MSN-FNP Courses
For students with a BSN and students who have completed the bridge courses

ENC 510Statistical Procedures3 Credits
BIO 526Advanced Pathophysiology3 Credits
NUR 501Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development3 Credits
NUR 505Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery System3 Credits
NUR 510Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare3 Credits
NUR 526Evidence-Based Practice3 Credits
NUR 600Advanced Health Assessment3 Credits
NUR 615Health Informatics3 Credits
NUR 638Principles of FNP Practice I – Acute/Chronic3 Credits
NUR 639Healthcare Clinical Practicum I*3 Credits
NUR 640Healthcare Policy3 Credits
NUR 642Principles of FNP Practice II – Acute/Chronic3 Credits
NUR 643Healthcare Clinical Practicum II*3 Credits
NUR 644Principles of FNP Practice III: Women's Health3 Credits
NUR 645Healthcare Clinical Practicum III*3 Credits
NUR 646Principles of FNP Practice IV - Children3 Credits
NUR 647Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV*3 Credits
NUR 648Principles of FNP Practice V: Aging Adult Populations3 Credits
NUR 649Healthcare Clinical Practicum V*3 Credits
NUR 651Advanced Pharmacology I3 Credits
NUR 652Advanced Pharmacology II3 Credits
NUR 690Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice2 Credits

**Individuals with an ADN/diploma or non-nursing baccalaureate degree must complete NUR 300, 303, 404 and 407