Online BSN - MSN/Nurse Practitioner

Spring Arbor University Online

BSN – MSN/Nurse Practitioner

Prevent, assess, treat and manage acute and chronic disease

Online BSN - MSN/Nurse Practitioner

Online MSN Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Spring Arbor University’s online BSN to Nurse Practitioner programs are CCNE accredited, equipping you with clinical expertise to prevent, assess, treat, and manage acute and chronic disease. As one of the top nurse practitioner programs in Michigan, students can choose from two program tracks for advanced specialization.

MSN Nurse Practitioner Tracks

  • Family Nurse Practitioner - FNP Degree: Broaden your scope of practice and earn a position of autonomous care with the clinical knowledge and skills needed to treat patients of all ages (0 & up).
  • Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree: Master primary care knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to best care for adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Our online BSN to NP programs are uniquely designed, allowing you to:

  • Earn your degree without disturbing your current shifts and rotation - just one course at at time
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7 week courses, 1 week break)
  • Receive support during clinicals. Choose from a variety of settings including: Cardiac, Psychiatric, Orthopedic facilities and more 
  • Learn from engaged faculty as you join a caring community of students from different backgrounds and ages that are all studying for online MSN degrees
  • Grow professionally, personally and spiritually through a curriculum rooted in the ethical teachings of a Christian perspective
  • Enjoy ongoing support every step of your journey through our BSN to MSN programs- from your online recruitment advisor helping you apply, to your Student Success Coach serving as your personal liaison 
  • Join an alumni community of inspiring outcomes - graduate prepared to sit for national certification (ANCC or AANP) with strong licensure pass-rates: 88% for first time test-takers, 100% for second time test-takers

For more information about our online FNP programs or other tracks, download a program guide. You can also book an appointment with an Admissions Representative by clicking here or using the scheduling tool below.

We also offer an RN to MSN-FNP degree program for registered nurses with an ADN or ASN.

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MSN-NP Careers & Outcomes

Completing your degree from an online MSN FNP program will set you up for a rewarding career. NPs can prescribe medication, examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide treatment, much like physicians do. NPs are increasingly becoming integral to medical teams as more and more hospitals and healthcare facilities are utilizing their expertise.

In some states, nurse practitioners can work independently. NPs may work in: 

  • Physician offices
  • Outpatient care center
  • Surgical hospitals
  • Home health care organizations
  • Private practice

*The median annual wage is $107,460 for Nurse Practitioners (60% higher than RNs)

Contact us to discuss Spring Arbor’s online NP programs.


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Online MSN-NP Program Curriculum

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program guide.

Featured courses:

NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (residency) (3)

NUR 522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice (3)

NUR 532 Role Development & Leadership (3)


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Frequently Asked Questions About the MSN-NP Program

What are the entrance requirements for the MSN-NP program?

To be accepted in SAU Online’s RN-MSN programs, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution and nursing program (CCNE or NLN)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • A 3.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits
  • Unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment
What is the duration of SAU Online courses?

Courses are 7 weeks in length typically 3 credit hours.

How many people are in each class?

Typically our nursing classes have 20-25 students.

How long does it take to complete the online MSN-NP program?

SAU’s online MSN/NP programs can be completed in as few as 24 months (AGNP 24, FNP 30).

What Sets SAU Online Nursing School Apart?