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Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track
Begins every Fall (August)
- 57-59 Credits
- 2+ Years to Complete
- Online with Some Live Web Classes
- Visit Campus for 1 Week Each Semester
- Full- or Part-Time Options
- In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' Master of Science (MS) - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track prepares you for advanced practice in family primary care nursing. As an FNP, you will have advanced diagnostic reasoning and clinical problem-solving skills.
Through online courses, on-campus visits, and a clinical preceptorship, you will learn to:
- incorporate theory, research, and experiential knowledge into advanced nursing practice.
- demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice consistent with applicable professional standards.
- practice in the development of nursing science through evidence-based practice, research, and theory.
- integrate relationships between social, cultural, political, and economic issues and health care delivery.
As a graduate of the distance program, you will be able to:
- manage client health/illness status.
- implement a therapeutic nurse-client relationship.
- teach and coach health maintenance.
- function as an advanced practice nurse.
- manage within complex health care delivery systems.
- monitor and ensure quality of health care practice.
- practice with cultural competence.
After successful completion of your program, you will have completed 697.5 hours of clinical nursing and will be eligible to complete the national American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioner.
Once certified, you will be prepared for primary care practice in a variety of settings and may obtain prescriptive privileges (depending on your state regulations).
Note: If you already have your master’s degree in nursing, you may pursue your FNP certification with the
online Post-Master's Certificate program.