Family Nurse Practitioner


Why study Family Nurse Practitioner?

The Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions in patients of all ages, including infants, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Our program offers the option to take up to 100% of course work online and flexible scheduling. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked our online master's in nursing programs No. 14 overall and No. 5 for veterans.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing school and at least one year of work experience as a registered nurse. For more details, visit Admissions.

Graduates of this specialty meet educational requirements to take exams for national certification.

  • 2020 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Pass Rate: 96%

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) provide a wide range of primary care services across the lifespan, from performing physical exams and educating patients on disease prevention to ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing, prescribing medications and treating acute and chronic illnesses, conditions and injuries.

FNPs work in a variety of health care settings, including community health centers, private practices, schools and health care facilities.

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines, visit Admissions.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

 The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing’s graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact Information

Graduate Programs
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-3600

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Program Code: 29MAS-FNP-MSN