University of North Dakota

Online & Distance Education

Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track


Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track, Post-Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Science or Post Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track prepares you for advanced practice in family care nursing. Through the full- or part-time, online programs you will learn to: -Integrate theory, research, and experiential knowledge and evidence-based practice into advanced nursing practice. -Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice consistent with applicable professional standards. -Practice in the development of nursing science through evidence-based practice, research and theory. -Integrate relationships between social, cultural, political and economic issues and health care delivery. As a graduate of the programs, you will: -Manage client health/illness status. -Implement a therapeutic nurse-client relationship. -Teach and coach health maintenance. -Function as an advanced practice nurse. -Manage and negotiate within complex health care delivery systems. -Monitor and ensure quality of health care practice. -Practice with cultural competence. After successful completion of your program, you will be eligible to complete the national American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Designed for nurses with a bachelor's degree (master's for certificate) who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes. You will participate in most class activities at the time and place of your choice. You will be required to visit the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND, during EACH semester of your program (based on full-time curriculum). The on-campus component is meant to integrate, extend, and apply the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings. A local clinical preceptorship will also be completed in or near your home community. Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!


Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 49 Cert;57-59 Degree

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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