Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs


$15,084 - $66,146


12 – 40 months

Degrees and Certificates

Take a holistic approach to care, cure, and your career. 


At Maryville University, we take a holistic approach to emphasize the expert care and career importance of family nurse practitioners. With the United States facing a physician shortage, millions of Americans have already turned to nurse practitioners for their family care, not as a second choice — but as a premier solution. Our advanced family practitioner programs help experienced RNs excel in primary care settings and manage health needs for patients of all ages.


“I am pleased with my education through this program and have had three of my colleagues enroll in the online MSN-FNP course because of my glowing reports!”


— Allison E. Martin, Maryville Grad

Online FNP Programs

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics   **PayScale

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT, GRE, or Statistics required for admission

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

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No waiting list once you’re accepted

Four Online FNP Programs

Why become an FNP?

A holistic approach is essential in family practice nursing


You can make a difference for patients from birth through end of life. Family nurse practitioners take a true holistic approach to patient care. Learn to expand your knowledge and skill beyond treatment to providing disease prevention and management, counseling, and health and wellness education for families — from newborns to seniors. Enroll in Maryville and expect an emphasis on bringing “care” to the forefront of patient care.



More autonomy.

Millions of Americans are receiving healthcare benefits for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act. There is no other way to provide quality care for the influx of families except to expand the role of nurse practitioners to work more autonomously.

What is the career outlook for FNPs?

  • Nurse practitioner ranked No. 1 on the 2013 list of “Today’s Hottest Jobs” as chosen by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. 
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for NPs are expected to increase 31% through 2022. 
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for nurse practitioners is $94,460 annually.

  • It is anticipated that by 2025, the nation will be short at least 100,000 family medicine doctors. Nurse practitioners provide a viable, and vital, solution to this impending crisis. 
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners estimates more than 155,000 nurse practitioners work in the U.S. According to a RAND Corp. projection, the future nurse practitioner workforce is expected to surge to 244,000 by 2025.

Why choose Maryville?

We’re a private, four-year institution ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. We’re also proud to have been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the 6th consecutive year. When you choose us, you receive a highly flexible and highly regarded education with the added convenience of being delivered 100% online. Here are a few more reasons why we offer you the best path:

  •  Streamline your time and talent to earn a post-master’s certificate.

  • Graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • Enjoy a flexible and convenient 24/7 online learning model.

  • Explore important topics that will help pave the way to a better future for yourself and the nurses who follow in your footsteps. 

  • Take the opportunity to conduct research via clinical inquiry courses that will challenge your assumptions.

  • Learn from an expert faculty of nursing leaders who openly share their experiences and insights regarding public health and the nursing profession. 

Founded in 1872 — Top Ranked for Today

Proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
CCNE Accredited

The MSN, Post-Master’s NP Certificate, and DNP programs at Maryville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

FNP Curriculum

Four curriculum models.

One rewarding career specialty.

Online MSN FNP Concentration

Online Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP)

You can complete your FNP in 15 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Online BSN to DNP FNP Concentration

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program — Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (BSN to DNP FNP)

You can complete your program in 74 credit hours and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, in spring, summer, or fall.

Online Post-Master's Certificate FNP Concentration

Online Post-Master’s Certificate — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNPC)

You can complete your family nurse practitioner certification in 11 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Online DNP-NP Program FNP Concentration

To ensure the best possible educational experience for our students, we may update our curriculum to reflect emerging and changing employer and industry trends. Professional licensure and certification regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Students are encouraged to visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific licensure requirements which includes ensuring the program of interest meets the licensure requirements prior to enrolling. Students may visit the professional licensure page or reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

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