Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner

  • CCNE Accreditation
  • 650 Clinical hours
  • Practicum hours completed in area of your choice

Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked #14 in Best Value Schools in the north by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2023.

This Fairleigh Dickinson University program will not be available online again until the Spring of 2024.


There are over 4 million registered nurses in the United States, according to the 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey. However, only about 6% percent of RNs have earned credentials to become a nurse practitioner. Become the reliable medical authority your community needs with Fairleigh Dickinson’s online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

This program will deepen your understanding of diverse treatment methods as you prepare to diagnose and treat patients of all ages. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam and begin your new career in nursing leadership.

Our online MSN program prepares you to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of diverse medical conditions
  • Accurately diagnose patients of all ages
  • Develop effective treatment plans for patients of all ages
  • Effectively use information technology to conduct extensive research on medical conditions and the latest treatment methods
  • Apply accurate research to the practice
  • Successfully take the family nurse practitioner certification exam
  • Gain necessary preparation for doctoral study

Offered through Fairleigh Dickinson’s online learning platform, this program’s courses are accompanied by the flexibility to learn at your own pace while completing coursework on your own time.

In addition to an interactive curriculum guided by expert educators, you’ll also receive hands-on clinical experiences through exclusive practicum opportunities. Focusing on your personal educational and professional goals, practicum hours can be completed in the areas of your choice. A total of 650 clinical hours are required for completion of the program.


Courses and Requirements

Designed to propel registered nurses into meaningful full-care, autonomous roles, Fairleigh Dickinson’s online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner degree requires students to complete a total of 37 credits in addition to 650 clinical hours.


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into this program, applicants must have:

  • A completed Graduate Admissions Application.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • One year of clinical nursing practice.
  • All official college transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one employer and one academic).
  • Copy of your NJ nursing license.
  • A course in health assessment is required for all nurse practitioner tracks.
  • A personal statement
  • Compliance with mandatory medical/health and non-medical student clearance requirements. View here.

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