M.Sc. On Campus Online

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MS-FNP) (online)

University of Colorado Denver

30 months
1148 USD/credit 25715 USD/year
1148 USD/credit 25715 USD/year
711 USD/credit 15926 USD/year
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The Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MS-FNP) (online) program from University of Colorado Denver is designed to provide the clinical skills and academic knowledge to promote health and treatment of physiologic and psychologic health, disease prevention, advanced physical assessment and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.


The Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MS-FNP) (online) program from University of Colorado Denver is completed full-time in a cohort, meaning in the fall and spring, students who are admitted will enroll in the program at the same time, complete all courses in a sequence together and graduate together. The FNP master's program can be completed in less than 2.5 years (8 semesters) as a full-time student.

Most students can complete the program online but will need to be able to attend on-campus intensives. It is advised students contact student affairs to discuss their specific state requirements prior to applying to the program.

This master's degree requires:

42 Didactic Credits, courses taken online

14 Clinical Credits, equaling 630 Clinical Hours

Career Outlook

Graduates with a Masters of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner degree have a very wide range of career opportunities available to them.

The University of Colorado College of Nursing (CON) is responsible for ensuring adequate and sufficient clinical experiences for students in all programs, including students enrolled in distance programs. The University of Colorado College of Nursing arranges clinical placements for students who live in the Denver Metropolitan Seven-County area (Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Broomfield and Boulder counties). For those who live outside of the Denver Metropolitan area, the students are asked to take the primary role in identifying their preceptors.

The Specialty Director will assess the preceptor qualifications and student learning needs and will make the final determination regarding the student-preceptor match. This process can take several months to achieve an affiliation agreement, so we highly recommend providing information about an institution to your Specialty Director shortly after program admission. 

However, if a rural or out-of-state student is unable to find a clinical preceptor(s)/site, the CON will provide a clinical site, which may NOT be in the geographic location of the student but will provide the student an adequate experience to meet the program outcomes. Additionally, if there is a concern of a clinical practice, a student may be asked to complete the clinical time in the Denver Metropolitan area for more direct observation and assessment by the CU CON faculty/Specialty Director.

The average salary in the Denver area for an MS-FNP is $76,697 – $113,832.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Assessment
  • Theory Foundations for Advanced Nursing
  • Advanced Professional Role
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Evaluating
  • Advanced Pathophysiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student. 
  • Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25715 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1148 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    25715 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1148 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • In-State

    15926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 711 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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