Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Utica College

Program Details

Utica College offers an online master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). As a FNP, you’ll be able to provide a higher level of patient care. In this role you can diagnose and treat patients, establish community programs, and complete research that changes healthcare. 

The FNP degree mandates a 3-day (Fri – Sun) immersion experience and 720 practicum hours, which can be applied towards the 1,000 hours required for a DNP degree.

FNP Certification: The online MS – FNP program prepares you for national certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANP).


  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • An unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside
  • 2,000 hours of work experience
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0  
  • A 3-credit statistics course (grade of B or higher)
  • A baccalaureate level health assessment course with observed laboratory with a grade of B or higher
  • A successful background check
  • Two letters of recommendation: preferably one from a faculty member and one from a professional colleague
  • A writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

This program is only available for residents of: NY, FL, MA, and VT.