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Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track
Begins every Fall (August)
Who Should Apply?
If you are seeking a career in primary care nursing, the online Family Nurse Practitioner Track is designed for you.
The distance program is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.
You may attend on a full- or part-time basis. Keep in mind that the clinical portion of the program equals full-time study.
During each semester of your program, you also will be required to come to the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND, for 1 week.
Admission is competitive, so your application and all required documents should be submitted no later than the application deadline.
IMPORTANT! UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. Please contact the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines for guidance on this issue.
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.
Admission Requirements: Master of Science - FNP Track
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing from a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 2 years of your undergraduate program.*
- Completion of a statistics course (graduate or undergraduate).*
- Current RN licensure in the United States.
- Minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN (preferred); broad, community-based experience across the lifespan is desirable.*
- Professional résumé.
- Completion of a successful interview.
- Satisfactorily complete a background check prior to admission.
- Meet current health and immunization requirements of the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines prior to clinical coursework.
*If you do not meet these nursing program admission standards, you may be admitted on a provisional basis with continued enrollment contingent on successful completion of prerequisite coursework and/or successful performance in the program.
For detailed information on admission requirements and the application process, please refer to the UND School of Graduate Studies.