Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Southern New Hampshire University

Program Details

Explore Southern New Hampshire University’s online FNP program through the online MSN degree.  This program offers courses aligned with standards of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, ensuring your development in healthcare to be highly successful.  Your online nurse practitioner degree will incorporate innovative subject matter, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical reasoning and assessment
  • Pharmacology
  • Care of women and infants

Take on clinical practice hours and practicum experiences under the guidance of professional primary care providers.  Further develop your job-ready skills in assessment, analysis, research, effective communication, decision-making, and other sought after professional competencies.  Graduates who complete master-level nurse practitioner programs online are prepared for primary care careers in environments ranging from private practices to urgent care clinics, public health departments, telehealth settings, and more.

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

In addition to the online coursework, the FNP track requires 650 clinical practicum hours in a variety of primary care settings. Students also participate in a multi-day, in-person immersion experience to demonstrate their skills.

SNHU is currently only accepting students in the family nurse practitioner track living in the following states: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey. Students must reside in one of these states while taking FNP courses at SNHU, and all practicum experiences must be completed in one of these states.

Restricted States

Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, US Territories