Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Samford University

Program Details

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

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Samford University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse