Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Northwest Nazarene University

Program Details

NNU offers an online Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for national licensure as a FNP and assume the role of Advanced Practice Clinician in nursing.

The curriculum of this online Nurse Practitioner degree incorporates online courses, clinical experiences in the student’s home state, and residency hours on the NNU campus. Coursework focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating clients of various ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Students also gain expertise in health policy, health promotion, and translational science.

Classes cover topics including:

  • Population health and interprofessional collaboration
  • Healthcare systems
  • Primary care of the family
  • Professional practice issues
  • Pharmacology and pathophysiology for advanced practice nursing

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires four one-week on-campus residencies
  • Must have a BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit verification of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • Must have completed a statistics course with grade C or higher
  • One year of clinical practice as an RN preferred but not required