Family Nurse Practitioner Option

Provide high quality and specialized care

Go from bachelor’s-level nurse (BSN) to master’s-level nurse (MSN). Become a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Assess, diagnose, treat, educate and manage patients. Perform advanced procedures.

With an MSN degree and FNP focus, you can provide the best care for patients across all life spans.

Degree plan

Sample schedule
Complete your master’s degree in three years with full-time study.

Why take the family nurse practitioner option?

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Get certified

When you graduate, you’re prepared and eligible to take the FNP certification exam. Our students have a 100% first-time pass rate for this exam.

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We’ll handle your clinical placement

You’re not required to find your own clinical placement while in the program. We can schedule that.

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Earn a cost-effective degree

Get your master’s degree at a lower cost than most other nursing programs.


Take hybrid classes

Get the in-person college experience, with the convenience of studying on your own time. The FNP option has a mix of seated and online courses.

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Careers and outcomes
Earn a better living and provide better services as an FNP.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and  post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).