Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
Rivier University

Program Details

Family Nurse Practitioners work with patients of all ages and focus on the health and wellbeing of the whole person. Registered Nurses who complete the online MSN / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program are qualified to sit for national exams to become certified in family practice (FNP-BC)

In this RN to MSN program online, students learn how to diagnose and treat patients’ medical issues and prescribe medications, as well as research, educate, and counsel as necessary in medical practice. The program incorporates critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills along with advanced competencies for the healthcare field. Graduates will be prepared to deliver a full scope of primary care in a variety of settings. 

Courses cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Community and public health nursing
  • Leadership and management in healthcare
  • Advanced family nursing theory
  • Quality healthcare improvement
  • Biostatistics for the health sciences

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires an active, unencumbered RN nursing license
  • Must have completed an associate or diploma nursing program

Restricted States

Alabama, California, Iowa, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming