Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
University of North Dakota

Program Details

The University of North Dakota offers an online MSN degree program focusing on Family Nurse Practitioner training. FNPs have the ability to diagnose and treat common health problems, interpret lab results, manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and educate patients across the lifespan.

Coursework in this online Nurse Practitioner degree program approaches nursing skills from a collaborative, family-centered care perspective. Students learn how to counsel patients about wellness and prevention in the context of behavior and lifestyle choices that affect the entire family. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam.

The FNP track includes classes specializing in:

  • Pharmacotherapeutics for primary care
  • Maternal and child health in primary care
  • Family centered advanced practice nursing
  • Management of health conditions in primary care

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from an accredited institution, including coursework in statistics
  • Must have a current, unencumbered RN license valid in the US
  • One year of work experience as an RN preferred, specialty-specific experience desired