Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Degree
School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Human Connection is the Core of Healthcare

The Westminster Masters of Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner program offers faculty mentoring, small class sizes, and hands-on experience students need to excel in their nursing careers. From there, you choose the direction you determine to go, whether it's a rural healthcare clinic, urban emergency room, or specialized care setting.

Get an Education that Centers on You

An interactive and engaging environment makes learning personal, enjoyable, and memorable.

Let that Education Show You Something Bigger

Our students gain experience working with under-served and rural communities and learning about health issues facing them.

Learn from Actual Practitioners

Since our faculty are practitioners themselves, they can offer current, real-world insight into current practices, policies, and challenges.

Who It's For


Key Benefits

  • Course schedules accommodate students' working schedules to make it easier to pursue their studies.
  • Students learn to read and interpret medical journals and studies to stay current and continue lifelong learning.
  • Opportunities to serve in rural and under-served areas help students see the issues facing these communities, like lack of preventative care and high cost of medication.
  • Students develop not only awareness of health issues but also develop the compassion that comes with clinical experience in the community.
  • Students and faculty work together to arrange clinical experiences aligned with their interests in highly reputable facilities.

Accreditation Employers Trust

The MSN program is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

About the Program

What You'll Learn

A little one-on-one interaction goes a long way. That's why our professors get to know every student and make themselves available on a daily basis for questions and further discussion. Graduates step out into the job market highly qualified and experienced, ready to establish therapeutic relationships, analyze healthcare policy, and combine theory with evidence to improve patient outcomes.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships and use a holistic, culturally appropriate, evidence-based approach to assess, diagnose, and prescribe treatments for individuals, families, and clinical populations.
  • Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of health promotion interventions for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Analyze healthcare policy and the effect of these policies on nursing practice and healthcare delivery in order to advocate for improved public healthcare outcomes and the profession of nursing.
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and inter-professional perspective to improve practice and associated health outcomes for patient populations.
  • Employ inter-professional collaborative strategies utilizing information and communication technologies in the design, coordination, and evaluation of patient centered care.

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Career Opportunities

Our students' national certification pass rate of 99% means students are immediately employable and prepared to begin their careers.

Potential Careers

The Best Place to Start is Ahead

Our reputation for producing highly qualified, expertly skilled, and well rounded students gives Westminster grads a leg up as they apply for jobs. They find meaningful careers in clinical settings, in academia, and in legislation and policy.
  • Program graduates forge careers in a variety of hospital and clinical settings like family practice, internal medicine, diabetic clinics, acute care clinics, and women's health centers.
  • Our students also find non-clinical callings in legislation and policy-making as well as in academia.
  • Students can pursue the types of career demands and challenges they're most interested in, whether rural, urban, or international.
  • Aim for the top: several students have given podium presentations at conferences, and many work in management roles.

Student Success

Other Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

We also offer a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate.

There's No Better Investment Than You

Tuition and Fees

42 credits at $1060/credit

$44,250 total tuition


Merit scholarships, alumni scholarships, and loans are available.

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Application Deadlines

Fall 2017: February 1, 2017

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