Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) 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. Regis College’s online Master of Science in Nursing FNP degree can help you develop the specialized skill set you need to practice at the advanced level.Get Curriculum Details
Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61
Upcoming Start Dates:
*Based on Regis online and on-campus NP exam pass rates
Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
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 2008-2020
Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.
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We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to family nursing practice starts with three entry points:
- Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
- Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN
Family Nursing Practice by the Numbers
The average salary for family nurse practitioners in the U.S. (Payscale.com)
The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in family care, with top clinical foci as primary care (37.7%) and top practice setting as hospital outpatient clinics (13.5%) (AANP)
Family nurse practice is ranked No. 3 among the “Top 10 MSN Degree Specializations” by Nursejournal.org
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Hear What Our Students Are Saying:
“My experience with Regis surpassed all of my expectations. The curriculum was comprehensive, well formulated, and had small class sizes promoting relationships among students and faculty that facilitated and supported learning. The program prepared me well for board certification, and I was pleased with the availability and expertise of the faculty.”
– Alison Tetrault, online MSN student
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.
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
Meet Our Faculty
Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Associate Dean, Graduate Online NursingView Full Bio of Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Marlo Robinson MSN, FNP-C
FNP - Program DirectorView Full Bio of Marlo Robinson MSN, FNP-C
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.”
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.