Akron MSN-FNP Degree

A Master of Science in Nursing is the gateway to a rewarding career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. An Akron Masters in Nursing is available to working Akron nurses through Walsh University’s online MSN-FNP program. Whether you are a nurse looking for a BSN to MSN Akron program, Walsh University’s nursing Masters accepts any registered nurse with an unencumbered license.

Earning an MSN-FNP and working in Akron may pay off. Individuals with an MSN in Akron can earn in the range of $91,000 per year. By taking an online MSN-FNP program in Akron you can position yourself to take a leading role in healthcare by:

  • Preparing for certification as an FNP

  • Developing the skills to practice medicine independently

  • Learning how to work in a range of primary care settings

  • Working one-on-one with a preceptor in clinical experiences

Nurse practitioners and MSN graduates in Akron can take advantage of their close proximity to a number of professional organizations. For example, the Emergency Nurses Association, dedicated to the advancement of emergency nursing and emergency nursing practice, has a Greater Akron Chapter. There is also the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association designed to serve and advocate for the needs of graduate nurses.


Walsh University’s online MSN program offers two pathways, a family nurse practitioner pathway and a nurse educator pathway. The Family Nurse Practitioner pathway is 63 credits and can be completed in 6 to 7 semesters full time or 10 semesters part-time. The program is broken into eight and 16-week courses. Tuition per credit hour is $685.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Walsh University is nationally recognized as a 2017-2018 Nursing College of Distinction. In order to preserve the integrity of its nursing program, all Walsh nursing faculty are either practitioners or professionals with up-to-date and mandatory credentials in their field.

Learn more about the MSN-FNP online program in Akron.


  • Submission of a completed Walsh University application.

  • A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license(s). One year of experience as a Registered Nurse is preferred.

  • Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACNE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or their equivalent

  • Two professional letters of recommendation supporting the applicant’s potential for success in the Master’s program.

  • A resume or CV with your application

  • A 1,000-word essay


More practice flexibility for Ohio nurse practitioners make OH a desirable area for nurses to work in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 7,460 nurse practitioners employed in Ohio.

Founded in the 1800s, Akron has had a number of monikers including “Rubber Capital of the World.” The name comes from when four major rubber companies: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Goodrich Corporation, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and General Tire were all headquartered in Akron. Today, Ohio’s fifth-largest city is known for its polymer research. More than 400 polymer companies are located in and around Akron. Geographically, Akron is part of the Great Lakes region and bordered by Barberton in southwest as well as Cuyahoga Falls in the north. The Ohio and Erie Canal passes through the city. Made up of 21 neighborhoods, Akron is bordered by other towns like Fairlawn, Green, Silver Lake, and Tallmadge. Tourists flock to Akron for events like the All-American Soapbox Derby youth car race and the National Hamburger Festival. Currently, more than 190,000 people reside in Akron.