Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Duquesne University

Program Details

The online MSN / Family NP degree program prepares advanced practice nurses to function as Family Nurse Practitioners in a primary care setting.  As a FNP you will work with patients of all ages, diagnosing and developing treatment plans.  You will also become more involved with your patients, families, and community.

The curriculum for this online nurse practitioner degree will prepare students to work in a variety of settings, including independent practice.  Based on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty’s (NONPF) criteria, these courses prepare students for either the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination.  Duquesne University’s online BNP to FNP program uses the Synergy Model for Patient Care which is based on the belief that the needs or characteristics of patients and families influence the nurse’s characteristics or competencies.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Duquesne University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires two campus visits.
  • Students must have at least one year of full-time work experience as an RN prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses.