Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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 while completing coursework online and graduate in as little as 2.5 years.

Learn more by getting your program brochure.

Online FNP Program Fast Facts

  • Continuing working while you complete the program in as little as 2.5 years
  • Gain 650 clinical hours of experience
  • Clinical placement: A placement coordinator will support you with a preceptor and clinical sites for your clinical courses
  • Smaller classes and dedicated, proactive support from a student success advisor to ensure your success
  • Competitive tuition rates ($725/credit hour)
  • Flexible financial aid

Walsh University Recognition

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #5 Nursing School in Ohio (Nursing Schools Almanac)
  • #46 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 2018 graduates had a 97% pass rate on the AANP Certification Board Exam

Ranked #46 for Regional Universities Midwest by US News & World Report

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

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University is accredited by the CCNE.

FNP Program Online from Walsh University

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

Clinical Placement Support

At Walsh, we understand the value of support, which is why we provide extensive clinical placement support for students in our online graduate nursing programs.

Walsh’s clinical placement services provide MSN-FNP students with clinical sites and preceptors for all graduate-level clinical courses. Throughout the entire placement process, a dedicated placement coordinator will support you every step of the way. To learn more, schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor.


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.

Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.

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.

NURS 642 – Clinical Pharmacology

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)

NURS 647 – FNP IV: Care of the Adult and Elderly with Multiple Chronic Conditions

This course focuses on the intricacies and interrelationships between disease processes, human physiology, and pharmacologic and other treatment modalities inherent in the care of the adult or elderly patient with multiple chronic healthcare conditions (MCC). (150 clinical hours).

NURS 649 – FNP V: 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)