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Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Expand your clinical knowledge and patient-centered care skills with Miami University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. Whether you’ve recently received your bachelor’s degree or are an experienced nurse seeking career advancement, Miami’s FNP master’s program equips you with expert nursing skills that allow you to influence outcomes for diverse populations. Led by practicing, clinical nursing professionals, our program ensures that you will develop expertise while providing a flexible course schedule to accommodate your busy life. With full- and part-time study blending online learning and in-person clinicals, you can pursue your MSN while maintaining a work-life balance.

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Quick Facts


Coursework available 100% online

August 1

Application Deadline

21 months

Full-Time Program Duration


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Immersive Clinical Experiences

With a commitment to providing comprehensive support, Miami guarantees clinical placement for all FNP students for extensive experiences across the lifespan, in settings such as urgent care centers, private practices, community health centers, and more. This personalized approach ensures that students can apply their course-based knowledge in practical settings, enhancing their development while gaining skills under the guidance of experienced health care professionals.

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What You Can Do With a Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

As a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, you provide comprehensive primary care to individuals and families across the lifespan, managing a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions. FNPs play a vital role in promoting health and wellness, conducting assessments, diagnosing illnesses, developing treatment plans, and prescribing medications.

Whether you aspire to work in primary care settings, specialty clinics, community health centers, urgent cares, or even pursue entrepreneurial practice, a master’s degree from Miami's FNP program gives you the tools to experience a fulfilling career in health care and make a difference in the lives of patients.

Prepare for Certification and Professional Practice

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On-Campus Skills Workshop

Students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program participate in various comprehensive training workshops. Our two-day, on-campus skills workshop provides hands-on training in crucial clinical skills such as pelvic exams, suturing, casting, and incision and drainage procedures. This skills workshop is essential to the FNP program experience and is included in the student’s tuition and fees.

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Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA)

Additionally, our program seamlessly integrates certification test preparation throughout the FNP curriculum in collaboration with Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA). This comprehensive strategy ensures that students thoroughly prepare for their certification exams, positioning them to successfully enter their careers as advanced practice nurses.

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Miami University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Admission Requirements and Overview

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner candidates must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • B.S.N. from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing school by the start of the M.S.N. program.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Resident of OH, IL, IN, or KY.
  • Prior to starting the program, a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state in which the applicant is practicing.
  • Eligibility to obtain an active RN license in any other state required for clinical experiences.
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • College transcripts.
  • Written response to four experiential questions.
  • Two letters of academic or professional references from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate potential for success in a graduate program. At least one recommender must hold a master's or higher degree.
  • Students apply through NursingCAS.
  • Contact online graduate admission via email at, or telephone at 1-513-529-GRAD, or 1-877-GO MIAMI for more information.
  • FNP track students must have completed 1,000 hours of RN clinical experience before starting their first clinical/practicum course (offered in the first summer session of the program for full-time students).

Unlock Your Potential With the M.S. in Nursing

Dedicate yourself to excellence in patient care, innovation, and compassionate practice with Miami University's online master’s in nursing program. Through innovative technology and interactive course materials, you have the flexibility to complete coursework within the constraints of a busy schedule. Be part of a supportive, student-centered community supported by award-winning faculty and staff that are readily available to provide assistance, further enhancing your online learning experience.

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The baccalaureate and master's degree programs at Miami University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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