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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner - RN to MSN

Build the skills you need to excel as a family nurse practitioner in today’s evolving primary care system. At South University, the RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner online program can offer you a path to earning an MSN and prepare you to deliver community-based care for patients across their lifespan.

In our RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn best practices for providing preventive care, promoting positive health behaviors, and diagnosing and managing common health problems at all developmental stages. This program is also built to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership abilities. Occasionally, students in our adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner programs will share courses, exposing you to a greater variety of expert specialty faculty and encouraging cross-specialty collaborative relationships.

South University’s RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program meet the Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners outlined by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and include key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials. After successfully completing the program, you may be eligible to sit for the certification* examinations available through national certifying bodies (ANCC; AANP).

*South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Earn a BSN and MSN in One Streamlined Program

Built for RNs without a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), South University's RN to MSN programs offer an intensive, streamlined way to earn a BSN and MSN in one program, with fewer total classes. Upon completing this program and entering into practice, you should be ready for:

  • Providing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment.
  • Assessing and diagnosing health status.
  • Creating a plan of care and implementation of treatment.
  • Ensuring a professional, collegial, and collaborative approach to care.
  • Serving as a teacher and coach to patients.
  • Committing to advancing the profession.
  • Assisting patients in managing and negotiating the healthcare delivery system.
  • Monitoring and ensuring quality healthcare practice.
  • Demonstrating cultural competence.

Complete a CCNE Accredited Online RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Combine Online Learning and Hands-On Training

South University’s online family nurse practitioner programs mix fully online classes with hands-on clinical training. Led by faculty who ensure online never means out of touch, our online RN to MSN courses move from foundational nursing theories up to the advanced practice concepts taught in our MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program. From there, the practicum courses offer valuable, in-depth experiences in gerontology, women’s health, pediatrics, and primary care, all supervised by knowledgeable mentors.

Learn more about the RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Washington DC.


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