MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Sep 01, 2022
Jan 09, 2023
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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 Online FNP program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions across the lifespan, from children to the elderly.

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

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UC Online FNP Program Offerings

  • 100% online instruction.
  • Financial aid available.
  • Easy to transfer credits.
  • Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters.
  • Online FNP programs are taught by doctorally prepared faculty who are practicing nurses and who are up-to-date clinically.
  • Part-time flexibility.
  • This post-licensure program can be completed entirely online in two years.
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Dr. Jason Gregg, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Accreditations and Rankings

Our online graduate nursing programs continue to be ranked among the BEST Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. For 2022 the online graduate nursing programs are ranked #11.

  • Ranked #11 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, and #4 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Graduates of this program meet the criteria for taking certification exams as Family Nurse Practitioners.
  • Carnegie Research-1 institution.

Is an FNP Program Right for Me?

Are you a critical thinker who is passionate about advocating for both patient care and the nursing profession? Do you wish to explore, generate, and apply your nursing knowledge in any setting? Then earning your MSN FNP could be right for you.

The online UC FNP program is designed for nurses already holding their BSN who want to reach the next level of practice, and gain the knowledge required to become leaders in their field and integral members of their community.

Career Opportunities with an MSN FNP

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.

Career opportunities for those with a University of Cincinnati FNP can look forward to promising careers in fields such as:

  • Private Practice
  • School Nursing
  • 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

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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.

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