Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Minnesota State University-Mankato

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


  • BSN from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Active, unencumbered license

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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