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Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Details

The online MSN / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program from Minnesota State University-Mankato provides students with a family-focused curriculum and simulation experiences to help them learn how to provide the best care possible to individuals, their families, and the community. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • Take health histories and perform physical exams
  • ​Assess, treat, and evaluate common illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and minor injuries
  • ​Prescribe and manage medications for acute and stabilized chronic conditions
  • ​Promote positive health behaviors through education and counseling
  • ​Provide prenatal care, family planning services, and the management of normal pregnancies
  • ​Provide health screening and disease prevention services such as blood pressure screening, nutrition counseling, immunizations, and cancer screening
  • ​Identify health needs that may require referral for more specialized care


  • Must be a registered nurse with a BSN degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education