The Family Nurse Practitioner track of this online Master of Science in Nursing program focuses on the integration of research and nursing practice to solve real-world problems. Nurses learn theoretical and practical foundations to expand their scope of practice.
The online FNP program examines pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment in primary practice. Students gain knowledge of health maintenance and promotion, as well as skills in diagnosis and management of common primary health concerns across the lifespan. The program is completed via online coursework, clinical practicum rotations in the student’s local area with faculty mentoring, and on-campus clinical experiences to interact with faculty and other students.
Courses cover a variety of topics, such as:
- Concepts in population health
- Nursing leadership
- Health policy, quality, and political processes
- Biostatistics for healthcare researchers
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The George Washington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires two visits to campus.