Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Ball State University

Program Details

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) are quickly becoming an option for those choosing primary care doctors.  If you are an RN who wants to advance in the medical field to fill this role in healthcare, take a look at the online nurse practitioner option from Ball State University.  This MSN with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner degree prepares RNs to provide healthcare in family practice settings.  You will work with adults, children, women, the elderly, and families to handle daily health concerns and illnesses. 

The curriculum teaches RNs to:

  • Diagnose and treat illnesses, infections, and injuries
  • Write medication prescriptions
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Educate patients about their health and treatment plans

Graduates are eligible to sit for the FNP exam.

Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ball State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Hold an active, unencumbered RN license in state of practice
  • A one day, on-campus orientation may be required.