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MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Your Next Career Step through Advanced Nursing Practice: MSN FNP Degree

Elevate Your Nursing Career with Our MSN FNP Program
Welcome to the future of nursing excellence. Our Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree program is your gateway to an advanced nursing role, offering autonomy and the chance to bridge the primary care practice gap. The healthcare industry's demands are ever-growing; this is your opportunity to rise and meet them head-on. Prepare to deliver exceptional care at every age by distinguishing yourself as a Family Nurse Practitioner, uniquely qualified to provide training across all stages of life. 

ENP Certification
Take your specializations one step further and earn your Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certification at the same time or independently with a previously earned MSN FNP degree.



Instill Excellence with the University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union is home to top-ranking nursing, health, and graduate programs. Our MSN FNP program builds on the solid foundation of our exceptional undergraduate nursing program, repeatedly ranked as one of the state's top programs by various sources. Benefit from our vast network of premier health institutions and distinguished faculty as you become an outstanding practitioner prepared to tackle the challenges of your nursing career.

  • MSN FNP Program Designed with Convenience in Mind: Your Path to Growth

    Our MSN program is purposefully designed for dedicated frontline nurses like you. Balancing work, life, and education is made easier through the convenience of online learning combined with hands-on skill development during short intensives that our dedicated faculty guides. Forge lasting connections within a tight-knit nursing community as you strive toward your ambitious goals.

    Accelerate Your Ascent: Complete MSN FNP in less than 2 Years

    Earn your MSN FNP degree in as little as 22 months of study with a full-time progression. We're committed to helping you achieve your dreams promptly while maintaining the highest standard of education.

    Flexible Learning, Immersive Skills: Innovative Curriculum

    Our program delivers coursework through an online, asynchronous format, ensuring the convenience that suits your busy schedule. Our short, onsite skills intensives offer an opportunity to connect with fellow students and faculty while preparing you to enter your practicum rotations confidently.

  • A Surging Demand in Advanced Nursing Practice

    With an ever-growing market of need, now is your prime moment to advance. With your skills in high demand and more valued than ever, you'll continue making a tangible difference in people's lives. Seize control of your future and unlock personal and professional growth.

    The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) workforce, including Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Midwives, is projected to grow by a remarkable 40% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With over 30,000 new APRNs needed annually, our program equips you to meet the rising demand for care.

Learn more about our MSN FNP Program

Our MSN program is designed to prepare you for advanced nursing roles. Upon graduation, you'll be eligible for national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), setting the stage for further post-graduate and doctoral-level study in nursing. Equip yourself to deliver compassionate, evidence-based care for acute and chronic healthcare needs across the lifespan.

Your journey to nursing greatness begins here. Join us in shaping the future of healthcare through excellence, expertise, and innovation.

  • 46 Credit Hours

    The MSN FNP consists of online classes, two on-campus intensives

  • $800 per credit hour

    The 2024-2025 cost per credit hour for the MSN-FNP is $800. (*MSN FNP Costs)

  • August 2024

    The MSN FNP program start date will be in August 2024.

ENP Certification: Go Further Through Specialization

You hold the power to shape your career. Candidates with current Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) credentials may apply for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certificate program.

At the University of Mount Union, you can complete coursework for your FNP degree and ENP certificate together, enhancing your skill set and career opportunities.

Nurses seeking dual credentials are required to take the FNP board certification exam before applying for the ENP board certification exam.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Facts:


Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Admission Requirements

The MSN program prepares nurses for the family nurse practitioner (FNP) role, caring for patients across the lifespan. Graduates obtain educational eligibility for national board certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Applicants must complete an application via the Nursing Central Application Service (CAS). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Admission Requirements to FNP or FNP/ENP

  1. Completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited program. Official transcripts of all undergraduate academic work from each college or institution of higher learning attended.
    *Prerequisite course required: Elementary statistics (MTH 123) with a grade of “C” or better.  
  2. GPA: A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). *Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, but whose application contains evidence suggesting strong academic ability, may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Verification of a current, unencumbered RN license and expiration date in the state in which the student is licensed and practices; and will be completing practicum hours. 
  4. Clinical experience: At least 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse prior to registering for the first practicum course. 
  5. A curriculum vita (CV) or resume.
  6. A statement of intent outlining the following: 1) qualifications and 2) rationale for applying to the program.  

Applicants with current certification and licensure as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) may apply for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate only. 

Transfer Credits  

A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate work completed at other accredited institutions may be applied toward a master’s degree at UMU, provided the student earned a grade of A or B in such courses. Transfer hours from an accredited institution will be considered for acceptance at the time of application/acceptance to the Graduate Program of study. The Nursing Director and/or Program Coordinator will review the course. The transfer course must demonstrate that it meets or exceeds 70% of the content for the learning outcomes identified in the graduate course (through course content, student activities, and assessments in the syllabus). All track-specific didactic and clinical/practicum courses must be taken at the University of Mount Union.   

The following courses may be applied for transfer credit (limit of nine semester hours)  

  • NUR 501- Advanced Pathophysiology 3CR 
  • NUR 502- Advanced Pharmacology 3CR * 
  • NUR 503- Advanced Health Assessment 3CR 
  • NUR 504- Healthcare Trends and Issues 3CR 
  • NUR 505- Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3CR  

Pharmacology must be taken within five years preceding an APRN National Certification exam, based on individual State Boards of Nursing regulations.