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Family Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
An online Family Nurse Practitioner program offered by Walsh University covers a curriculum that prepares a qualified nurse to take the FNP National Certification exam. FNP nurses care for individuals and families throughout each stage of their lives, providing treatment for a range of medical problems and non life-threatening acute conditions in outpatient settings.


An fnp nurse fills a growing demand for primary care providers

An Family Nurse Practitioner nurse who graduates at Walsh University from an online MSN program or FNP Certificate program is increasingly being called upon to fulfill the essential need for primary healthcare. The National Governors Association predicts that by 2019, the number of visits to primary care providers will increase by approximately 15-25 million per year while the American Association for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) notes that less than 14% of physicians are entering primary care practice. Due to the dwindling number of primary care physicians, an FNP nurse is perfectly positioned to help to fill the gap for primary care providers.

With a focus on preventative care, health care policy, health promotion, clinical assessment and management, Walsh University’s MSN-FNP online program can help you prepare to become a confident family nurse practitioner, ready to make a difference in the lives of patients’ and entire communities as a primary care provider. An online MSN program can provide a nurse with the family care skills that healthcare organizations and clinics need.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Adv Health Assessment
  • Clinical Assessment & Management
  • FNP: Care of Family in Primary Care 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements international

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official transcripts from the last 4 years of high school/college. 
  • Official university transcripts, if applicable. Students transferring from another university
  • Additional admissions materials may be required by request of counselor
Admission requirements national
  • Complete our free online application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Scores from the American College Test  (ACT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or Classic Learning Test (CLT). (Or for Walsh's Test Optional Admissions Policy, click here.) 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended 
  • An essay is highly recommended

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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