Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

The online MSN / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program prepares students to deliver primary care to underserved rural populations. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Nursing theory
  • Pathophysiology
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Rural theory and health policy

​Graduates are eligible for state certification in Arizona, for application for prescribing and dispensing privileges in Arizona, and for application for national certification as a family nurse practitioner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program or an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited program with a bachelor’s degree in another field.
  • 3.0 GPA in all nursing coursework.
  • Current RN license in good standing to practice as a registered nurse in Arizona, or eligibility to obtain an Arizona license, or meet the Arizona Board of Nursing regulations regarding multistate licensure.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Prerequisites: Completion of an undergraduate introduction to statistics course from a college or university with a grade of “C” or better, or a Pass; Another option is completion of a graduate course in statistics, passed with a “B” grade or higher, and completed prior to enrollment in NUR 530.; Completion of undergraduate courses in nursing research (didactic) and public health nursing (didactic and clinical) with grades of “B” or better.
  • Essay.
  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card.
  • Clinical Health Requirements.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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