Northern Illinois University

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Address:

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy

Dekalb, IL 60115

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Format: Online

Program Description:

M.S. in Nursing (M.S.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

With your online M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) from Northern Illinois University, you’ll gain the advanced clinical care skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.

You’ll gain more independence in your practice, and attain the skills to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.

FAST FACTS:

  • Credits Required: 50 credit hours.
    Cost Per Credit Hour: $700 per credit hour.
    Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 2 ½ years. The maximum time to completion is six years.
    Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner students are prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams.

CAREERS

The F.N.P. role is vital to the health care system to balance quality care and cost against increased health care demands. In 2017, F.N.P.s earned an average annual salary of $110,930, with employment opportunities projected to grow 31 percent through 2026.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS


Our online M.S. in Nursing has the following admissions requirements:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
    A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    Official transcripts.
    Written goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.

Accreditation:

The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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