The College of Graduate Nursing at WesternU pioneered the delivery of a web-based family nurse practitioner program – the very first of its kind at the time of its inception in 1997. Our hybrid Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) program integrates online learning with intensive face-to-face seminar weekends and clinical experiences in the students’ own community. Students can obtain their MSN degree and FNP certification in two years (full-time) or three years (extended track).

Why choose WesternU?

We have a nationally recognized program that offers:

  • A flexible program that allows you to balance your work and family commitments with your education
  • A rigorous program of study producing graduates who are in demand and highly respected in their service settings
  • A high first-time pass rate for the FNP certification examination
  • A college with the highest level of accreditation
  • Experienced faculty who know how to facilitate distance learning
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first, treating students as colleagues, and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Outstanding student support services for your distance education
  • A chance to join the WesternU nursing alumni who share a lifelong connection with the University
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