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Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner MSN to FNP from Olivet Nazarene University

You enjoy nurturing patients back to health.

You offer compassionate care for others.

You give hope.

If you’ve completed your BSN and wish to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, this Master of Science in Nursing Program Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) track is designed for you. In this track, you will develop, test, and evaluate ideas relevant to nursing practice, along with critically examining concepts and theories in relation to health issues and nursing research. These skills will help you as you recommend constructive change and systematize ethical, moral, spiritual, and professional concepts into your sphere of influence. As a student in the FNP track, you will be prepared to care for individuals and families in diverse healthcare settings. These settings include clinics, community-based settings, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Family Nurse Practitioners focus on health promotion and disease prevention and are trained to diagnose and develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases. As a student, you will interact with interprofessional colleagues—exploring collaborative best practices. By sharing professional experiences in discussion and writing assignments, you will achieve further development. As a practicing nurse, you’ll appreciate the flexibility and convenience of this online program.

Olivet Nazarene University fulfills the educational requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) professional state licensure for employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in certain states while there are other states that Olivet Nazarene University has not yet made that determination. Please check the website ( for states that are approved or not approved. The status of these states is subject to change. If you have any questions, please send an email to our MSN Practicum Coordinator ( It is essential that you notify our Professional Online Advising Team ( of any address changes while you are in the FNP track. Please be aware that even if you reside in an approved state, you may not do your practicum hours in a state that is not approved. Students switching tracks or returning to the FNP track will need to comply with the above requirements. 

Upon completion of your MSN degree, you have the option to complete a Post-Master's Nursing Education Certificate or a Post-Master's Transformational Leadership Certificate. The Nursing Education certificate would be especially helpful if you are interested in teaching nursing students in the future and would allow for a seamless transition into academia. The Post-Master's Transformational Leadership certificate track will prepare you to lead change within the healthcare system. Business skills have been integrated into the curriculum to give you a competitive edge and provide a solid foundation for entry into an advanced practice nursing leadership role.


MSN-FNP 8 week classes meet online, with options to double up on classes
Program Length
In as little as 24 months (with schedule options)
Credit Hours
Start Dates

Total Cost

Tuition per Credit Hour
$690 (MSN) $690 (FNP)
Credit Hours to Complete
52 Total (28 MSN & 24 FNP)
Approximate Total Due