Why choose the Regis online Master of Science in Nursing FNP degree?

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Earn your degree 100% online

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For those with a BS in Nursing, complete in a little more than 2 years

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Complete in as few as 3 years for associate-level students

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Benefit from no GRE requirement

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Study in a personalized learning environment led by industry experts

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Prepare for advanced, specialized roles within the health field without leaving your current role

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Qualify to sit for ANCC and NAPNAP certifications

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Online Program

Family nurse practitioners play a major role in today’s health care field. The responsibilities of FNPs have evolved alongside that of physicians, which means additional opportunities, autonomy, and authority. Our online Master of Science in Nursing FNP degree can help you develop the specialized skill set you need to practice at the advanced level.


Nursing Resources

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Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.


Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing

Family Nurse Practice by the Numbers

$85,435 The average salary for family nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2016)

54.5% The percentage of nurse practitioners in the U.S. who are family nurse practitioners, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2015)

Family nurse practice is ranked No. 5 among the “8 Top Master’s in Nursing Specializations” by Nursejournal.org


Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?

Reputation for Academic Excellence
Our online MSN offers the same level of value-based education and student support as our highly regarded on-campus program with the added flexibility health care professionals like you need to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Our MSN family nurse practitioner program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing, Science & Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Supportive Environment
We’re here to support you. With several levels of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Associate Degree in Nursing with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN

Dedication to Social Justice

Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN FNP degree specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing a holistic range of services revolving around the family unit.

Nursing Expertise

At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. With our family nursing degree, you can develop important leadership qualities such as:


Organizational management

Effective decision-making

Critical thinking

Professional and interpersonal communication

Strategic planning


What can you do with an MSN FNP degree?

Family nurse practitioners focus on holistic care. From diagnosing, treating, and helping to manage illnesses to counseling and educating patients on preventive care, family nurse practitioners tackle every aspect of medical service in a variety of populations, from newborns to seniors.

Prescribe medication

Conduct examinations

Order laboratory tests

Provide health care counseling

Diagnose, treat, manage, and help prevent illnesses

Assist in minor surgical procedures


One benefit to earning an MSN FNP degree is added autonomy. Family nurse practitioners play a major role in understaffed health organizations because they are able to perform many of the same duties as physicians, including interpreting medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and prescribing medication. In 2015, 20 states and the District of Columbia allowed nurse practitioners to practice independent of a physician, and that trend is growing.


Where do family nurse practitioners work?

With a wave of patients newly insured by the Affordable Care Act, rising standards in primary care, and a rapidly aging population, family nurse practitioners are in higher demand than ever. That means FNP degree holders can pursue a wealth of opportunities and take their expertise to a variety of work settings, including:


Privately owned clinics

Physician offices

Home health services

Government agencies

Nurse-led practices

Community health organizations


Minute clinics



Regis offers a tuition discount to our organizational partners. Find out if you qualify.

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”


President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.

When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.


Let’s move forward

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.