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BSN to MSN-FNP Program

Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Prepare for an autonomous career as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) through an online, faith-based program that aligns with your life and values.

Spring Arbor University's online BSN to MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program is CCNE-accredited and highly ranked for academic quality. It will prepare you to treat patients of all ages through learning experiences that center on care across each stage of the lifespan.

As a student in the online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program, you can:

  • Continue working full-time as you earn your degree on your own schedule.
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week breaks).
  • Receive dedicated support from a Student Success Coach who will guide you through the program, helping you find a work-school-life balance.
  • Join a close community of motivated students and caring faculty.
  • Graduate prepared to take the FNP certification exam (FNP-BC™ or FNP-C).
  • Experience spiritual growth through a quality educational journey rooted in faith.

For more information about our online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program, request a program guide.


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The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Grow as a Christ-Centered Family Healthcare Provider

The online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program will develop your advanced nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning while empowering your spiritual growth.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Build a Leadership Mindset: Reach a new level of professionalism and intellectual development as you evolve into a nursing leader. Learn how to facilitate healthy behavioral changes through compassionate, family-focused care.
  • Gain Advanced Nursing Competencies: Apply the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to the holistic health management of childbearing women and their families to promote well-being and resiliency among family units.
  • Understand Population-Specific Care: Gain the necessary knowledge to provide evidence-based primary healthcare to infants, children and antepartum women, considering factors such as epidemiology, socioeconomic background, age, cultural norms and level of disease risk.
  • Grow A Spirit of Service: Address healthcare disparities by delivering compassionate care and advocating for underserved populations and their healthcare needs, as exemplified by the Christian worldview.

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FNP Career Outlook

Alleviating primary care shortages in underserved U.S. counties would save over 7,000 lives annually and boost life expectancy in the U.S. by two months.* You will prepare to expand critical primary care access through SAU's online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program.

FNPs can provide the full spectrum of primary care services, as primary care physicians do. They prescribe medication, perform examinations, diagnose illnesses and provide treatment for patients ranging from infants to older adults.

In some states, FNPs can practice independently. FNPs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospital outpatient clinics
  • Private group practices
  • Community health centers
  • Schools

The median annual wage** of FNPs is $115,000, which is 42 percent higher than RNs.***

*National Council for Mental Wellbeing
**American Association of Nurse Practitioners
***U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • NUR633: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • NUR687: Advanced Practice in Primary Care of the Child
  • NUR645: Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Childbearing Family

Download a program guide for a complete listing of courses.

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Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program Tuition

As a student in the online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program, you will see a return on your educational investment.

Spring Arbor University is recognized as a “Best Value” school by U.S. News & World Report. The online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program provides academic quality with competitively priced tuition of $752 per credit hour.

You may also be eligible to receive financial aid. SAU will work with you to determine any benefits for which you qualify, including student aid, military discounts and tax benefits.

Student Testimonials

Kody Holt

It takes a special person to become a nurse, and many feel strongly called to serve others.

At SAU, we have seen firsthand how a Christian educational philosophy informs and enriches our students’ lives as nursing professionals.

To learn more about our unique approach, watch this brief video from Kody Holt (MSN-FNP student), who discusses how faith-based learning helps him fulfill his calling as a nurse.


Suzan Bird

We understand school is a big transition—and we’re ready to support you from start to finish. 

SAU online MSN student, Susan Bird, says it best, “It goes by so fast. It’s hard to believe that this program works as well as it does… and I am extremely thankful that I took that step to further my education at Spring Arbor University.”

Jessica Rahm

SAU understands nurses and just how busy their lives can be—which is why our online nursing programs are uniquely designed for today’s working nurses.

Take the next step in your journey without having to weigh work over school—our online nursing programs help you achieve balance from day one.   

Tonya Devoz

As a nurse, you’re already leading an extraordinary life. We understand many nurses feel strongly called to take their gifts to the next level to fulfill their God-given purpose.

That’s why, at SAU, our mission is to help students deepen their connection to their work through the power of faith.