Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Colorado Technical University

Program Details

The need for nurse practitioners is rapidly growing as they are used to fill in for the shortage of primary care physicians.  With this Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner online degree from Colorado Technical University, RNs will be able to advance their careers and help to meet this need.  

As a family nurse practitioner, you will take the patient histories, perform physical examinations, order diagnostic tests, and diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries.  The curriculum provides a foundation in evidence-based practice, population health, policy, informatics and nursing theory.  Courses build on this foundation by integrating concentration courses in:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Assessment

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in this fast-paced field while providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States
  • Students will receive hands-on instruction during weekend labs in Colorado at the start and end of the program.

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming