Family nurse practitioner

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science in nursing
Family nurse practitioner.
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Overview

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).

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Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in family nurse practitioner

Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

47

Estimated cost

$28,200.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Family nurse practitioner.

Career prospects

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.

Sinclair School of Nursing
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Job placement rates
Sinclair School of Nursing
100%
Certification pass rates

Program structure

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.

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2.5-3 years

Typical course load

Part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The MS at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Faculty spotlight

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.

Miriam Butler, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC
DNP Program Director and Assistant Teaching Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing