FNP faculty member Anthony Good

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Degree

Be a champion for patient health in family-focused healthcare. By earning the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Carlow, you'll gain skills for advanced practice nursing in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, private practice doctor's offices, clinics, private homes and schools.

Through this 50-credit MSN program, you'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage acute chronic conditions, promote health, prevent disease, educate, and provide counseling services to individuals and families across the lifespan.

Make a difference in the lives of individual patients, entire families, and communities as a whole. This MSN for Family Nurse Practitioners at Carlow University can help you get there.

Have questions? Our admissions team can help. Request more information today.

 


FNP Program Highlights

  • Flexible, hybrid format: Mix of in-person and online
  • Part-time or full-time scheduling opt­­­­ions
  • Available at the Oakland campus
  • Can be completed in a little more than two years (if enrolled full time)
  • Easy to apply - no GRE or GMAT required
  • Also available: A post-graduate certificate in FNP

Graduates of this FNP program are eligible to sit for board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the NCC (National Certification Corporation). The program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. All members of the FNP faculty maintain clinical practice and national certification.

Program Requirements

In order to be admitted, you need to have completed an approved undergraduate Statistics course. While in the program, you will complete 50 credits of courses, which are offered in a hybrid of in-person and online courses. You will also complete a total of 600 clinical hours, taking place in a mix of urban and rural health care agencies.

Eager to take the next step? Review our nursing application requirements, or apply now if you're ready. (It's free.)


To combat a nationwide shortage of nurse educators, Carlow University has received a grant for $150,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide student loan forgiveness for graduate nursing students who become nurse educators after graduation. Click here for more information. 


 

Where Our Graduates Go

This is just a small sample of where recent graduates of Carlow are working: 

  • UPMC Passavant, Shadyside, St. Margaret
  • Excela Health
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Freemont Dermatology
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Penn State
  • Monongahela Valley Hospital
  • American Red Cross 

 


Notable Courses

NU751 Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatrics

The focus of this course is the management of acute and chronic health problems in the pediatric population. It will incorporate planning and management of both nursing and medical care by the advanced practice nurse. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.

NU753 Advanced Practice Nursing in Geriatrics

The focus of this course is the management of acute and chronic health problems in the geriatric population. It will incorporate planning and management of both nursing and medical care by the advanced practice nurse. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.

NU754 Advanced Practice Nursing in Urgent Care

The focus of this course is on the management of urgent health problems in the outpatient setting. Emphasis is on the diagnosis and management of both nursing and medical care by the advanced practice nurse. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.

This is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about these classes, and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website or request more information to hear from an Admissions Counselor. You may also view an outline of courses in the Plans of Study (PDF) document.