Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Sacred Heart University

Program Details

Take your career to the next level while gaining increased autonomy in the MSN with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program online from Sacred Heart University.  In three years, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a primary care provider for patients of all ages.  The curriculum prepares students to conduct physical exams, diagnose diseases and injuries, and treat common illnesses.  Topics covered include:

  • Health assessments
  • Statistical data
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Pharmacology

As you guide patients through important lifestyle choices that benefit long-term health, you will become an excellent communicator that is able to work with diverse patients with varied backgrounds.  

Students in the online nurse practitioner program at Sacred Heart experience an abundance of benefits.  For example, you will receive all of the benefits of on-campus students while enjoying the flexibility of online learning that allows you to study when and where it is convenient.  All programs use a whole-person approach to patient treatment and nurse leadership, exploring what it means to be a human being as you complete your other coursework.

Sacred Heart's MSN graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification exams offered through the ANA and the AANP.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Sacred Heart University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires a campus orientation and two onsite competency residencies.
  • Applicants must have individual and professional liability insurance coverage that meets current state requirements.