Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

General

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Program Description

M.S. in Nursing (M.S.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

With your online M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) from Northern Illinois University, you’ll gain the advanced clinical care skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.

You’ll gain more independence in your practice, and attain the skills to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.

Fast Facts

  • Credits Required: 50 credit hours.
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $700 per credit hour.
  • Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 2 ½ years. The maximum time to completion is six years.
  • Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner students are prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams.

Careers

The F.N.P. role is vital to the health care system to balance quality care and cost against increased health care demands. In 2017, F.N.P.s earned an average annual salary of $110,930, with employment opportunities projected to grow 31 percent through 2026.

Admission Requirements

Our online M.S. in Nursing has the following admissions requirements:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Written goal statement.
  • Three professional letters of reference.


Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 13, 2018). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm

Last updated Mar 2020

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