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RN to FNP
Online Program
Accelerate from ADN to Family NP

Go from RN to FNP with Herzing University

Take a big step in your nursing career by earning an MSN degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration. Get the undergraduate and graduate-level education you need to join a rewarding, growing field in nursing.

Our RN to MSN-FNP degree options are designed for registered nurses with an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing looking for the shortest path to becoming an FNP:

  • An accelerated RN to MSN-FNP path for RNs seeking the shortest route to an MSN
  • An RN to BSN to MSN-FNP track for RNs who also want to earn a BSN on their way to earning an MSN

Earn your degree online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom, where you can learn on your schedule at your own pace. Learn from experienced, accessible faculty with extensive academic and professional experience.

As your lifelong partner in learning, we exist to help you walk the educational pathway towards the career you’ve always wanted.

Classes Start November 1st

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Pathways

Choose your path to go from RN to FNP

RN to BSN to MSN-FNP Path

Earn your BSN, then work towards a master’s degree in nursing.

  • Curriculum built to help you earn a BSN and MSN faster
  • How long? 32 months on average
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that may be required by some employers
Accelerated RN to MSN-FNP

Bridge directly from an ADN to FNP in the Herzing Accelerated RN to MSN program.

  • Curriculum built to accelerate your MSN-FNP completion
  • How long? As few as 2 years (24 months)
  • Ideal for nurses looking to advance their practice and leap forward in their career
Curriculum

RN to MSN-FNP classes and curriculum details

The Herzing RN to MSN curriculum offers graduate-level nursing coursework as well as career-focused education, from foundational and core courses to valuable clinical experience.

All classes are delivered online with clinicals totaling 630 hours with 500 unique patient encounters.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner - Accelerated RN-MSN (MSNFNPA)2464

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Bridge Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Core Courses

All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Direct Care Core Courses

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in FNP Concentration

All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.

+ Chair approval is needed for PMC students to take NU 627 with another clinical course simultaneously.

RN to BSN to MSN-FNP Track

This track combines our online RN to BSN and BSN to MSN-FNP degree programs. You can view their respective curriculums with all course information here:

Requirements
Requirements

RN to FNP program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements are the same whether you choose the accelerated RN to MSN-FNP or RN to BSN to MSN-FNP track. Prerequisites include:

  • Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to MSN program
  • Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice
  • Hold an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Participate in an interview to identify your goals and determine if the program is right for you
Careers

Your career as a nurse practitioner IS possible

Become a family nurse practitioner and you’ll develop skills to handle patient care across the lifespan under the umbrella of family practice.

After earning your master’s degree, you can qualify to become an important contributor in many different types of settings in patient care:

  • Family practice
  • Primary care
  • Public health
  • Retail health clinics
  • Acute care
  • Psychiatry/mental health
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Emergency rooms
  • Veterans administration
  • Women's Health

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nurse practitioners is expected to rise 52% from 2020-2030, far surpassing the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Now is a great time to begin earning the education you need to join a rapidly growing field in healthcare.

How can I continue advancing my career? Nurse practitioners considering an additional credential in teaching or instruction may be interested in a post-master’s certificate in nursing education.

Disclosures
Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Herzing University - Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

* 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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