MSn Online

Family Nurse Practitioner

Bellarmine University

24 months
770 USD/credit 16555 USD/year
770 USD/credit 16555 USD/year
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The Family Nurse Practitioner track at Bellarmine University prepares professional nurses to provide a wide range of preventive and acute healthcare services to individuals of all ages.


Why earn your MSN-FNP online at Bellarmine University?

Family Nurse Practitioner take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed. Students will complete selected clinical practica as part of this curriculum.

We also offer a post-master's FNP option for those with a Master of Science in Nursing in another area. Post-master's applicants should apply here.

Upon successful completion of the FNP track requirements graduates are eligible to apply for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy
  • Transition to Advanced Practice
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Healthcare Professions Education Practicum 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education
  • Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSN from a CCNE or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Two professional references. Recommendations from friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate. The strongest recommendations are from Nurse Practitioners, managers, directors, professors or others in a supervisory capacity. Please use the electronic reference form at Nursing CAS. 
  • Goal statement: The goal statement is your opportunity to tell us (as specifically as you can at this time) about your career plans after you finish your master’s degree. 
  • Active, unrestricted license to practice nursing in Kentucky and/or compact states. We will verify your license via the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16555 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 770 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16555 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 770 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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