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Nurse Practitioner Programs


Become a nurse practitioner with Herzing University

To become a nurse practitioner, you will be required to complete graduate-level nursing courses in a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. Herzing University offers an online CCNE accredited1 MSN program with unique concentrations focusing on 4 different types of nurse practitioner specialties:

Program Length

How long is NP school?

How long it takes to become a nurse practitioner depends on what education you’ve already earned and your chosen degree pathway.

I am not a nurse

3-5 yearsi

I am an RN with an ADN

2-3 yearsii

I am an RN with a BSN

As few as 20 monthsiii

i. The fastest path is first completing an Accelerated BSN program (as few as 16 months), then an MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program (20 months).

ii. The fastest path is an Accelerated RN to MSN program (as few as 24 months). You may also choose to first earn a BSN in an online RN to BSN program (as few as 12 months), then pursue an MSN in our MSN program (20-24 months).

iii. The estimated length for our MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. Our other NP concentrations can take as few as 24 months (2 years) to complete.

Scholarship Opportunity

You may be eligible for the Herzing University Nurses Circle of Achievement Scholarship.

Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA earned in your undergraduate nursing program, and maintaining a minimum GPA throughout the MSN program.

You can potentially earn 10% tuition reduction!

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our nurse practitioner programs as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

The cost of tuition for our nurse practitioner programs ranges from $675–$725 per credit depending on the concentration you choose. Overall cost can be reduced through transfer credit from prior college coursework, scholarships and grants, loans, VA and military benefits, and several additional options for financial aid.

With Herzing University, you are never alone, and we offer many options to help you invest in yourself, earn your master’s degree in nursing and become a nurse practitioner.


Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Herzing University - Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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