Gain advanced skills in primary healthcare for patients throughout the lifespan with the online MSN / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program from Samford University. FNPs can serve as innovative healthcare providers, working to improve patient outcomes while reducing overall costs.
Students in this online nurse practitioner program learn how to diagnose and treat common acute and chronic health conditions, write prescriptions, order diagnostic tests, and promote wellness and disease prevention. Family Nurse Practitioners apply a holistic, evidence-based, family-centered approach to care. Graduates are eligible to sit for national FNP certification from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCB).
Coursework emphasizes topics including:
- Ethical leadership and collaboration
- Care of children
- Population health and policy
- Research, theory, and quality improvement
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse