Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

About This Program

Earn more and get the credentials you need to diagnose, prescribe, and treat patients with an online Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Florida A&M University (FAMU). The Program prepares students to begin a new career path as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and acquire Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP or Women's Health NP credentials. Plus, you’ll finish your degree faster with only 42 required credits as opposed to the 57 credits called for by other programs.



Key Benefits of a FAMU MSN

We've taken great care to integrate a curriculum that equip our graduates with the advanced knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care to women, young adults, and older adults in the primary care setting. With a curriculum focused on cultural sensitivity and serving diverse populations, you'll complete the online MSN with the credentials to make a bigger impact in your community.

  • No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MSN degree means you also get the specialized guidance you need to find a preceptor in your home area.
  • Faster graduation - only 42 credits required, whereas many others require up to 57.
  • Program designed to be easily managed around work and personal obligations.
  • Consistently high rate of certification – Program created with national certification exam in mind.
  • Program offers the adult/gerontology and Womens Health nurse practitioner specialty tracks.
  • Excellent employment opportunities: High demand due to requirements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median salary for NPs in 2022 was $124, 680.1
  • Online student tuition includes:

- Free access to web-based tool, to help track patient interaction and clinical hours
- Faculty to student ratio is 1:20 or less. In accordance with the national standard, ensuring ample personal attention from board-certified instructors, many of whom are published and actively conducting research in complementary alternative medicine, gerontology, self-health management and other areas.
- One on-campus residency.

Curriculum and Accreditation

The FAMU School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the curriculum is influenced by the American Association of the College of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the Institute of Medicine.

Before You Apply

Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrate academic potential: (a) minimum GPA of 3.0 (in the last 60 semester hours of study). Additionally, MSN candidates must meet a number of school-specific requirements, including a personal statement, Level II background check, and drug screen.  Post-Masters certificate program is available for students.

Other Online MSN Programs

The FAMU School of Nursing also offers three specialized MSN programs online. Learn more about the Online MSN in Women's Health, Online MSN in Adult Gerontology,  and the Online MSN in Nursing Informatics.

State Authorization

Due to restrictive state regulations, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students from some states. If you reside in a restricted state, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a FAMU online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities for more details.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.( 2022, May). Occupational Employment and Wages.29-1171 Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved March 25, 2024, from