Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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The online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walsh University is more flexible and affordable than similar programs, plus offers dedicated 1-on-1 support. You can also continue to work full-time and still graduate in only 2.5 years.

Online FNP Program Fast Facts

  • Advance Your Nursing Practice
    Develop advanced clinical skills and expand care in your community. Enjoy more autonomy and more work-life balance as a family nurse practitioner.
  • Affordable Tuition
    Take advantage of reasonable tuition rates of $725 per credit hour. Learn more about available financial aid options.
  • Flexible
    Take just one or two courses while continuing to work full time. Enjoy easy access and log in at any time, anywhere.
  • Clinical Placement Service Available
    Avoid the stress of finding your own clinical placement. Walsh will provide you with clinical sites and preceptors for your clinical courses.
  • Expert Faculty
    Connect with an engaged faculty of experienced nurses who understand today’s dynamic health care environment.
  • Dedicated Support
    Find support every step of the way. Receive proactive, one-on-one coaching until you graduate to help you succeed.
Upcoming Start Dates
  • Summer 2021 Classes: May 10, 2021
  • Apply by: March 1, 2021

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CCNE Accredited Online MSN-FNP Program from Walsh University in Ohio

The online MSN and DNP programs at Walsh University are accredited by the CCNE.

FNP Program Online from Walsh University

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Online FNP Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online FNP program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 614 – Advanced Health Assessment

This course builds on the student’s knowledge and skills of basic health assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research-based methodologies and skills will be incorporated to assist students in the comprehensive assessment of individuals, including advanced communication skills such as clinical interviewing and focused history taking, psychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making.

Interpretation of data for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal findings as well as for recognition of potential and/or actual health problems will also be addressed. This course requires 30 laboratory hours.

NURS 642 – Clinical Pharmcology

Clinical pharmacology builds upon NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology. Specific requirements, responsibilities, interprofessionalism, and concerns as an APN prescriber, including safe prescription writing and medication management of patients throughout the life span, including persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), will be comprehensively reviewed.

NURS 645 – FNP III: Care of Women

This course presents theories, principles and skills in assessing, promoting, and maintaining the health of women across the lifespan, with a focus on the gynecologic and reproductive health needs of women. Management of common health problems is included.

Clinical experiences will focus on competency in the evidence-based management of women’s health. (100 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All Core Courses Completed, NURS 640

NURS 649 – FNP V: Care of Family in Primary Care (Capstone)

This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program. It synthesizes all material from the previous FNP courses and focuses on refining and integrating clinical learning modalities, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and evaluation for all members of the family, including rural and underserved populations.

Didactic and clinical experiences promote a seamless transition into professional practice. (200 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All core courses and all FNP clinical courses (FNP I-IV).