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Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

Start your family nurse practitioner master's degree

Take charge as a family nurse practitioner. In as little as 30 months and an intensive, five-day in-person residency, you can earn a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner. Whether online or on-campus, you will be qualified to take a more hands-on role in diagnosing and treating patients. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) credential or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) credential.

Nurse Bridge Program

If you have an active RN license and a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, our Nursing Bridge Program helps experienced nurses like you earn your MSN degree — saving you time and money. You’ll start with three BSN courses and then move into the program specialty that fits your career goals.

Ignite Your Passion

Start when you're ready


Browse courses for your online FNP degree

Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 48 credits

You’ll need 48 credits to complete this Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

11 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the majority of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.


Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for careers and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.


Transfer credits

Your previous eligible college credits can save you time and money – helping you to graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted transcripts from 5,000+ institutions, so you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

COA Components Master's Nursing Licensure/Certification
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Professional Licensure/certification⁴
Professional Licensure/certification⁴
Professional Licensure/certification⁴
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Total COA
Total COA
Total COA

1The tuition component is based on a per credit weighted average for the credential level across the entire University.

2The University allows the same living expense amounts for students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses.

3The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) only includes an allowance for food.

4The licensure/certification component included in the final academic year of the program is an average of fees charged by all states the program is offered in by credential level and college.

Scholarships to earn your master’s degree, more affordably.

Everyone deserves an affordable education. That’s why we offer an unlimited number of scholarships, so if you qualify, you can get one. Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships, worth up to $1K. 

Financial aid

You have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

Federal Student Loan Basics

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner?

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

An MSN/FNP can help prepare you to be a:

  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Advanced practice registered nurse

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Advocacy

  • Nursing practice

  • Planning

  • Problem solving

  • Research application

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

What you’ll learn

When you earn your Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, you’ll be equipped with concrete skills that will help you provide patient care in the advanced practice role. You’ll learn how to:

  • Synthesize Advanced Practice assessment to generate accurate clinical decisions.
  • Integrate theory and evidence to provide holistic health care services to improve or maintain optimum health for all family members.
  • Manage holistic health care for individuals and diverse populations across the lifespan.
  • Integrate ethical principles in delivering care to patient across the lifespan.
  • Synthesize state Nurse Practice Acts and/or regulatory guideline to practice lawfully.

40% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for nurse practitioners is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Our MSN/FNP program meets the educational requirements in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah for graduates who want to pursue advanced practice nursing licensure and certification at the master’s level. The program is currently available online to residents of these states and also on-campus in Phoenix. 

Check for additional information about professional licensure in your state of residence


Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request transcripts
  • No GMAT
  • No essay required

Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Gabriel G., Enrollment Representative

Call or chat with us 7 days a week.

G. Galindo - Enrollment Representative

Gabriel G., Enrollment Rep

Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.1

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 26 years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Beverly Jensen

I definitely understand how difficult it is for students who have a family. I try to make my classes as “un-stressful” as possible.

Beverly Jensen
2020 Faculty of the Year




programmatic accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. This program is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
CCNE Accredited

Current RN license required.