Make even more of a difference for patients as a primary care provider: earn your Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner (MS-FNP) online with D’Youville University. Designed with working nurses in mind, this CCNE-accredited program provides workable course schedules, affordable tuition, and the advanced curriculum you need to succeed as a family nurse practitioner.
Through our interactive online classroom, you’ll dive into the fundamentals of caring for patients throughout the lifespan and become proficient in a variety of advanced medical concepts, including:
You’ll receive personalized instruction from a clinical faculty of educators who hold national certifications in their fields.
Ideal for Working Nurses, International Medical Graduates, and Others
The online MS-FNP offers a flexible pathway into primary care for bachelor’s-qualified nurses and other students who hold a BSN who want to serve families. These include:
D’Youville is proud to welcome Canadian applicants to our online programs. For your convenience, we have arranged for our in-person immersion experiences to take place in Ontario and not at our D’Youville campus in Buffalo, NY.
Please note: all applicants, regardless of background, must hold a BSN degree in order to apply.
With 8- and 15-week courses, the online MS-FNP allows you to strengthen your skills while balancing your education with your work commitments. Online students will complete clinical rotations in your community at sites approved by the School of Nursing.
Plus, you’ll receive personalized instruction from faculty who are recognized experts in their field and hold national board certification.
This program meets licensure requirements in the state of New York. Applicants from outside of New York (including Ohio and Pennsylvania) are responsible to contact their Board of Nursing to verify that this program meets the requirements for future nurse practitioner licensure.
Designed for working nurses with full-time schedules, our online MS-FNP program delivers non-clinical courses through an interactive platform. Clinical courses require periodic meetings with faculty that will take place on campus. The result is a program that offers you a high degree of diversified study plus personal attention.
Applicants for the online MS-FNP program who meet all published admission criteria will be invited to discuss additional program requirements including on-campus immersion experiences and clinical placements prior to receiving final acceptance decisions.
In addition to the general requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville University, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Family Nurse Practitioner must present the following:
*Non-U.S. students must submit a “course-by-course” evaluation (or equivalent) of all college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES) or other approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies.
**A student who meets the entry requirements and is currently or previously enrolled in a nurse practitioner program at another college or university must obtain a letter from their current school of nursing stating the student is in good standing, not on probation, and able to register for classes. Students who were dismissed for any reason from a graduate nursing program will not be considered for admission.
Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.
Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.
|Full Program Tuition||$977 per credit hour||$39,080|
|Full Program Fees||$160 (full time)*||$960|
|Full Program Total||$40,040|
Earning an MS-FNP degree means earning the credentials to become a trusted leader in healthcare. Among other career possibilities, the position of family nurse practitioner is one of the most advanced careers in healthcare, putting this role in high demand throughout the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the position is projected to expand by 26% through 2028, which is among the fastest-growing occupations nationwide.
Family nurse practitioners provide care to patients throughout the lifespan. They are qualified to facilitate community-based healthcare for aging populations, care for women and treat a wide variety of health issues as a trusted healthcare provider. Many family nurse practitioners work in private practice while others are employed by hospitals, clinics, and government facilities. Family nurse practitioners earn a median annual salary of $115,800 per year.