Our online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MS-FNP) program is designed to provide the clinical skills and academic knowledge to promote health and treatment of physiologic and psychologic health, disease prevention, advanced physical assessment and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.
In many states, including Colorado, FNPs can practice independently, including the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness and the ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests across the lifespan.
FNPs also practice in a variety of clinical settings such as primary care, home health, urgent care, ambulatory care, school-based clinics, retail health clinics and community health departments and clinics.
FNP Program Details
A Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner degree will help you develop the knowledge and skills that are required to practice.
- Online coursework with on-campus intensives
- Cohort model encourages student connections and community building
- Clinical placements provided for students who live in the Denver metro area
- Global health opportunities and interprofessional learning activities
- Outstanding record of first-time pass rates on FNP national certification exam
- Graduates find employment quickly
Successful program completion will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and eligibility to sit for national certification with ANCC or AANP, depending on which examination you choose.
The FNP program is completed full-time in a cohort, meaning in the fall and spring, students who are admitted will enroll in the program at the same time, complete all courses in a sequence together and graduate together. The FNP master's program can be completed in less than 2.5 years (8 semesters) as a full-time student.
Most students can complete the program online but will need to be able to attend on-campus intensives. It is advised students contact student affairs to discuss their specific state requirements prior to applying to the program.
This master's degree requires:
- 42 Didactic Credits, courses taken online
- 14 Clinical Credits, equaling 630 Clinical Hours