Family nurse practitioner: Online master’s degree
Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in family nurse practitioner (MS)
- Program type: Master’s degree
- Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Delivery mode: Blended, some campus visits required
- Credit hours: 47
- Estimated program cost: $27,586.15*
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
How an online family nurse practitioner MS(N) degree can help you
A MS(N) in family nurse practitioner (FNP) from MU can help you enhance your career in family nursing. Continue working as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance. Learn from experienced practicing faculty who belong to a network of nurses across the nation.
Students who pursue the family nurse practitioner MS(N) will:
- Learn to provide lifelong, comprehensive primary health care to families through disease management, health education and preventative health services;
- Understand how to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of health care to all populations including rural and underserved communities;
- Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Program structure and topics
This program is blended: You may complete all course work online but an on-campus visit is required once per year.
Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you three years to complete.
Seamless BSN-to-DNP with an MS(N) option
This MS(N) program makes it easy for you to continue your education and earn your DNP if you choose. With this program, you have the opportunity to sit for your APRN certification and start earning more while you’re starting your DNP course work. Courses have a focus on supporting you as you transition to practicing as an APRN.
Meet our faculty
Miriam Butler, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC
DNP Program Director and Assistant Teaching Professor
Miriam has been an RN since 1987. She has worked in a variety of roles, including staff nurse and nurse manager in medical-surgical, cardiothoracic and neurosurgery. Miriam has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1997, working in public health, GYN-oncology surgery — chemo certified, retail health, employee health and clinic manager/director. She joined the Sinclair School of Nursing in 2014. In 2017 she worked with a local health department to establish a mobile clinic to provide health care to rural and underserved populations in the county.
This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing