Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Western Governors University

Program Details

Nurses can gain specialized knowledge and clinical training with the Family Nurse Practitioner track of this Master of Science in Nursing degree online. FNPs cover a full range of primary care needs, including evaluating patients, diagnosing, writing prescriptions, and more.

In this online nurse practitioner program, students gain the skills necessary to provide high-quality healthcare to patients of all ages. Nurses learn how to combine technical nursing knowledge with strong interpersonal skills, organizational know-how, and business acumen to help patients and transform lives. Competencies in this program adhere to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) standards for nurse practitioners.

Students will study course topics including:

  • Advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment
  • Adult and pediatric primary care
  • Primary care for special populations
  • Health promotion across the lifespan

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

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

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International