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Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP)

Advance Your Nursing Practice with this Family Nurse Practitioner Program!

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Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN FNP

There are more than 7 billion people in the world, and sooner or later, every one of them will require medical care. But there is a dearth of medical professionals to meet the needs of an aging boomer generation and young, but growing, families. More and more, nurses are stepping into the gap as Nurse Practitioners (NP) to offer primary care as well as more specialized care, such as pediatric services. Maybe you’re ready to join them. Maybe you’ve been looking for an accredited nurse practitioner school to prepare for the certifications and licensures you need to take your nursing practice to the next level.

Keiser University is here to help. We offer the graduate school studies you need to earn a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) and achieve your advanced practice goals.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

49 Credit Hours


19 Courses


18 - 24 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer cred

Quick Info

Pursue a future as a family nurse practitioner.



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

MSN FNP Program Overview

Keiser University’s MSN FNP program focuses on advanced practice nursing knowledge and clinical skills through a family-oriented approach. For Registered Nurses (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school, the MSN FNP offers coursework surrounding health promotion, injury and illness prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Upon completion of the program, graduates are required to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Examination for licensure and to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

This program is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) guidelines as prescribed in the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN 2011) and with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Population Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (NONPF 2013).

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.

Program Mission

The College of Nursing at Keiser University utilizes a “students first” philosophy to increase access to nursing education for a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate level and prepares students to provide holistic nursing care to improve individual, community, and global health outcomes.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Florida-based Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is with this FNP program or one of dozens of other graduate school learning opportunities. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through our on-campus or online nurse practitioner program, we help graduates prepare for life-long career success demonstrating clinical expertise, leadership, and high-quality care for patients, families, communities, and healthcare systems.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

The family nurse practitioner program from Keiser University is designed to help you advance your ability to help the health and welfare needs of families even as you advance your career prospects. Coursework for your FNP program covers key healthcare areas relevant to family-focused nursing practices, including behavioral health across the lifespan, human diversity, health promotion, disease prevention, global health, social issues, and more. Keiser’s MSN FNP program will help prepare you for leadership and clinical positions to provide quality care to patients, families, communities, and entire healthcare systems.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program offers the education nursing students need to pursue licensure for FNP careers. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Advance nursing knowledge and clinical excellence within the family nurse practitioner specialization
  • Develop and implement advanced nursing practice services to patients across the life span
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to produce desired health outcomes for patients, population and healthcare system
  • Perform ethically responsive advanced healthcare that is effective, timely, efficient and equitable
  • Employ healthcare strategies to facilitate essential components of healthcare delivery systems and outcomes
  • Communicate more professionally, especially in the sharing of ideas and information through documents and presentations

Program Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree, students must earn 49 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum coursework includes:

  • FNP Program Coursework
    Leadership and Professional Development in Nursing 3.0 credit hours
    Health Systems, Policy and Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
    Nursing Theory for Research and Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family I 3.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family I Practicum 2.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family II 3.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family II Practicum 2.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family III 2.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family III Practicum 1.0 credit hour
    Primary Health Care of the Family IV 2.0 credit hours
    Primary Health Care of the Family IV Practicum 1.0 credit hour
    Advanced Pathophysiology for Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Health Assessment for Best Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Principles of Pharmacology for Advanced Practice II 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning II 3.0 credit hours
    Research for Evidence Based Practice and Outcome Management 3.0 credit hours
    Family Nurse Practitioner Integration 3.0 credit hours
    Family Nurse Practitioner Integration Practicum 3.0 credit hours
    FNP Capstone (FNP Certification) 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Nursing

From Tampa to Jacksonville to Orlando, we offer several conveniently located Florida-based campuses to choose from. Or pursue an online MSN FNP program through Keiser. Either way, upon graduation from this advanced practice program, you will have earned career-building degree as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Step into the medical care gap as a family nurse practitioner
  • Serve the acute and chronic medical needs of patients across the lifespan
  • Facilitate effective, timely, efficient, and equitable interdisciplinary healthcare
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s nurse practitioner program, you will develop a host of skills and insights for providing medical care to generations of families. You will also be prepared for higher-education opportunities, such as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, or to pursue advanced practice positions like:

  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP)
  • Family practice certified advanced registered nurse practitioner
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Nurse administrator
  • Nursing instructor
  • And more!

Handbooks & Manuals

You have a heart for providing high-quality healthcare. That is why you became an RN in the first place. Now, with the growing gap in medical service coverage, nursing professionals are being called to provide essential medical care. Take your place with a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)—this family nurse practitioner program from Keiser University. Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner by Requesting More Info now!

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