Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Flexible, Accelerated Format
Personal Attention
Hands-On Training

Prepare for In-Demand Careers as a Family Nurse Practitioner

The online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree from the University of West Florida trains registered nurses to provide primary care to patients across the lifespan. It features a direct care core, specialized coursework and 600 practicum hours for hands-on experience in advanced nursing practice. Featuring the latest approaches and a faculty of nursing experts, the MSN – FNP program prepares graduates for national certification exams and lasting career success.

This program is designed to train students for advanced nursing practice in primary care settings. FNPs will treat individuals with a holistic, patient-centered approach to preventive health services, health education, disease management and more in the context of family and community or rural care settings. Because UWF’s MSN – FNP degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, you can be confident you’re gaining the knowledge and experience you need to deliver the highest quality patient care.

Advance your career and gain the right skills for FNP certification with this accelerated online degree.

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Start Date

First Spring Start

Start Date: January 19, 2021

Why Should You Pursue Our MSN – FNP?

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Flexible, Accelerated Format

UWF’s MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program is delivered fully online and can be completed in just seven semesters.

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Personal Attention

Students in this program receive individualized attention from expert faculty with years of relevant experience.

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Hands-On Learning

This program features 600 hours of practicum experience in the field, providing applicable workplace training

MSN - FNP Practice Areas

  • Family

    Family NP practice covers the full lifespan and usually involves working in ambulatory care or private practice settings, focusing on the care and wellness of the family as a unit.

  • Pediatric

    Pediatric practice involves caring for young people from infancy up to 21 years of age in settings like school health offices and community health centers.

  • Adult

    Adult NP practice includes adolescents and adults across the lifespan, with a focus on caring for the individual in primary care settings within general or specialty practices.

  • Women’s Health

    Women’s health practice covers women across the life cycle and involves working in women’s health clinics as well as other settings.

  • Gerontological

    Gerontological NP practice involves providing care to older adult age groups, beginning at 55, in long-term care facilities, acute care centers, home care settings and more.

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Psychiatric and mental health NP practice involves diagnosing and treating all patient populations through pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions

* NPs who are interested in a specialty area should explore accredited certification options after choosing a population focus. Additional education may be required.

Benefits of Online Learning

With our affordable program’s convenient online format, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a strong foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career.

  • Learn from experienced faculty in a personalized environment
  • Grasp concepts through innovative, high-tech learning strategies
  • Have access to numerous resources

We Are Here For You

From enrollment through graduation, you’ll have support throughout your entire educational experience at the University of West Florida.

  • Enrollment Counselors

    Enrollment counselors will guide you through the admission process, helping you find the right program and answering all of your questions.

  • Transcript Team

    Our transcript team will review your transcripts if you’ve already earned credits at another higher education institution.

  • Advising Assistants

    Advising assistants will provide you with encouragement and assistance as you complete your studies.

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