ONLINE FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAMS

Take a holistic approach to care, cure, and
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At Maryville University, we take a holistic approach to emphasize the expert care and career importance of family nurse practitioners. With the United States facing a physician shortage, millions of Americans have already turned to nurse practitioners for their family care, not as a second choice — but as a premier solution. Our advanced family practitioner programs help experienced RNs excel in primary care settings and manage health needs for patients of all ages.

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THREE ONLINE FNP PROGRAMS

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP)

We created this specialized educational opportunity for practicing BSN, RNs who want to pursue one of the most rewarding and fast-growing career choices available today. You can complete our online family nurse practitioner program in 15 courses and 100% online. Everything about our program is designed to benefit working RNs who seek to make more of a difference in the lives of families, while gaining leadership and autonomy in return.
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Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program – Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (BSN to DNP FNP)

If you’re looking for a streamlined path to a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and would like to focus on family care, then consider our online BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program. Our online BSN to DNP with an FNP concentration can be completed in just 40 months and 100% online. Focus on treating individuals from childhood through adulthood, and enjoy the autonomy that comes with advanced education and leadership skills.
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Online Post-Master’s Certificate — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNPC)

Do you already have your MSN and want to specialize your education even further? Complete your post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate in just 24 months and 100% online. Focus on caring for families and gain the autonomy you deserve by developing your expertise and leadership in this critical area of practice.
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WHY BECOME A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER?

A holistic approach is essential in family practice nursing.

You can make a difference for patients from birth through end of life. Family nurse practitioners take a true holistic approach to patient care. Learn to expand your knowledge and skill beyond treatment to providing disease prevention and management, counseling, and health and wellness education for families — from newborns to seniors. Enroll in Maryville and expect an emphasis on bringing “care” to the forefront of patient care.

More autonomy

Millions of Americans are receiving health care benefits for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act. There is no other way to provide quality care for the influx of families except to expand the role of nurse practitioners to work more autonomously.
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WHY CHOOSE MARYVILLE?

We’re a private, four-year institution ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. We’re also proud to have been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the 6th consecutive year. When you choose us, you receive a highly flexible and highly regarded education with the added convenience of being delivered 100% online. Here are a few more reasons why we offer you the best path:
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WHAT IS THE CAREER OUTLOOK FOR FNPs?

CURRICULUM

Three curriculum models. One rewarding career specialty.

MSN FNP Concentration

Online Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) You can complete your FNP in 15 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

MSN | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Leadership and Quality
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
For the FNP concentrations you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)

BSN to DNP FNP Concentration

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program — Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (BSN to DNP FNP) You can complete your program in 74 credit hours and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, in spring, summer, or fall.

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

BSN to DNP | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Foundations of Clinical Scholarship
  • Integrating and Synthesizing Research
  • Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Quality and Patient Safety in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Inquiry I
  • Clinical Inquiry II
  • Clinical Inquiry III
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Advanced Health Policy
For the FNP concentrations you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)

Online Post-Master’s Certificate FNP Concentration

Online Post-Master’s Certificate — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNPC) You can complete your family nurse practitioner certification in 11 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

Graduate Nursing Core Courses
  • Professional Role Development: Advance Practice Nurse (NURS 603)
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (NURS 610)
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (NURS 611)
  • Advanced Health Assessment (NURS 612)
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (NURS 615)
For the FNP certificate you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)

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