Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Program Details

The University of Colorado – Colorado Springs offers a variety of online MSN degrees. The Family Nurse Practitioner specialization prepares nurses with advanced practice knowledge and experience to treat patients of all ages. 

This online FNP program focuses on primary care of acute and chronic health conditions, with special emphasis on the care of pediatric patients and gender health issues. Students gain experience in research, health care policy, nursing theory, clinical problem solving/critical thinking, and creativity. Graduates are able to foster change in health care delivery systems, assume leadership in fostering collaborative interprofessional care teams to integrate care service across the health care system, and participate in lifelong learning to promote excellence and to design innovative models of nursing practice.

Core MSN courses cover topics such as:

  • Philosophical foundations in nursing practice
  • Research and knowledge translation in nursing
  • Health assessment
  • Pathophysiology

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited institution with an upper division major in nursing
  • Must have a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state where you practice during practicum rotations
  • GRE requirement waived for GPA 3.5 or higher

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US Territories, International