MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

October 15, 2022
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Speak directly to one of our program directors about the top-ranked University of Cincinnati Online primary care nursing programs. Programs covered will include MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

What is an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner?

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management. FNPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.

The University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Online FNP program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. Our FNP Master of Science in Nursing program is offered by the nationally recognized UC College of Nursing: same degree, same quality education and same support, delivered in a flexible format designed for working nurses.

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UC Online | MSN FNP Program Overview

Want to know what to expect from UC’s online FNP program? Hear from program director Dr. Jason Gregg, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC. In this video, you’ll learn what inspired him to enter the nursing profession, hear about the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner and what you can expect to gain from the online FNP program.

Take your BSN to an FNP Online

Specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner can open up new career opportunities and provide more autonomy and high job security, however finding time to complete your MSN degree can be challenging as a full-time RN. The University of Cincinnati Online’s MSN FNP program meets the needs of working nurses, with many of our students choosing to work while completing their degree. Let our clinically practicing and doctorally trained faculty help you take the next step in your nursing career.

The online UC FNP program is designed for BSN-prepared nurses interested in advancing their careers through roles that have a greater impact on patient care, and gaining the knowledge required to become leaders in their field and integral members of their community. Program graduates meet the criteria for taking both the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) certification exams.

UC Online FNP Program Highlights

The UC Difference

Affordable Quality Education:
  • Best value tuition among top U.S. News & World Report ranked schools
  • Federal financial aid available
  • FNP certification exam pass rates consistently above 95%
  • Faculty are practicing nurses, up-to-date clinically
  • 100% online program, no site visits required
  • Option to transfer credits
  • Courses offered in spring, summer and fall semesters
  • Asynchronous coursework
Support from Application to Graduation:
  • Enrollment advisors help you navigate the application/enrollment process
  • Student and faculty advisor support through the program
  • Clinical planning support team and resources
  • Join network of nearly 20,000 alumni throughout the U.S.



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UC’s Accredited FNP Program

Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.

Ranked #11 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The online Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs at the University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Carnegie Research University, Very High Research Activity

Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs For Veterans

Veterans to Nurses
Our Graduate Nursing programs were awarded the #4 best online programs for Veterans. UC Online is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program and believes in providing opportunities to Veterans not only locally, but across the United States. Our flexible and fully online curriculum makes it easy for veterans to balance school and life by logging on to class when it is convenient to you. For more information check out our military page or reach out to an advisor.
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MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, family nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 45% through 2029 due to an interest in preventative care combined with an aging population in need of healthcare services.

A family nurse practitioner works closely with patients throughout the course of their lives, helping them reach greater wellness and happiness through health. To excel in this career field, nurses must be compassionate and dedicated to forming a bond of trust with their patients.

Where can I work as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)?

FNPs provide a wide range of healthcare services and when you get your FNP from University of Cincinnati, you open yourself up to a career in a diverse range of settings.

FNPs can look forward to promising careers in fields such as:

  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • School Nursing
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Health Departments
  • Rural Clinics
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Health Care Facilities

Is UC Online right for me?

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Tuition & Financial Aid
Our 100% online program allows you to complete your degree on your time.
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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

Ranked #11 for Grad Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2022.


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Hear from a Graduate
“I spent 21 years in the Air Force as a critical care nurse. Because I was deployed frequently, I couldn’t go back to school in person, so I chose University of Cincinnati Online. I started my MSN when I was living in South Carolina and completed my clinicals while living in Italy. The program was flexible and was well established online.”

Richard T.
Family Nurse Practitioner