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Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs
Build the Skills and Confidence Needed in a Leadership Role

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs Suite AF

plus a practicum near you
semesters to finish the FNP certificate
semesters to finish the MSN-FNP

Gain Advanced FNP Skills to Help Patients Throughout Their Lives

The online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs at Ohio University cover the full scope of an FNP role, including advanced assessment and diagnosis, treatment and management using evidence-based practice. You'll experience didactic and clinical performance courses as you prepare to sit for the AANP or ANCC exam and become certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduate ready to provide advanced practice care in primary care settings, including acute, chronic and wellness care.

  • Excellent Certification Exam Pass Rate
  • 15% Scholarship for alumni and corporate partners
  • Top 50 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs1
  • Financial Aid Available to all students who qualify

Build the Confidence and Autonomy You Need To Become a FNP

Ohio University's online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate and master's program give practicing nurses the current theory and advanced practical knowledge necessary to assess and manage the health of patients ranging from children to adults.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

  • On-Campus Intensives (OCI)
  • 750 clinical hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Total Credits: 40

Expand your assessment and diagnostic skills to provide advanced practice care in primary care settings. Prepare for FNP certification.

Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

  • On-Campus Intensives (OCI)
  • 750 clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Total Credits: 20

Gain the skills and confidence to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP) with flexible courses and practicum hours. This program admits once a year.

An FNP Program With an Outstanding Reputation

  • Faculty are currently practicing nurses with up-to-date real-world experience
  • Top 50 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Graduate Nursing 20221
  • Purple Star Award
  • On-Campus Intensives (OCI) at Athens or Dublin campus provide an interactive, interpersonal experience

Our Rankings

  • #46 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs (tie) – U.S. News & World Report1
  • #11 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans (tie) – U.S. News & World Report1
  • Online Learning Experience

    No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

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  • About the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP)

    One of the nation's largest health-focused colleges, CHSP thinks bigger, acts boldly and produces tomorrow's best healthcare professionals. We take an experiential, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, and we believe in serving all types of communities, from major cities to rural Appalachia.


    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Practice Essential Skills for Family Nurse Practitioners

By exploring advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, evidence-based practice, advanced pharmacology and more, you will graduate from your online Family Nurse Practitioner program capable of applying expert knowledge to improve patient outcomes.

A Rapidly-Growing Nursing Specialty

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for family nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are projected to grow by 40% from 2021 through 2031, which is much faster than the national average.2

Careers for Family Nurse Practitioners

  1. Nurse Practitioner: $120,6802
  2. Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner: $120,6203
  3. Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner: $123,4004
  4. Specialty Care Nurse Practitioner: $122,4895
  5. Hospice Nurse Practitioner: $99,3616

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100.

In addition, alumni and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 15% through our incentive program for any of the included online graduate degree or certificate programs. Contact our admissions team for more details.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners." Retrieved August 16, 2023, from
  3. "Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner Salary in the United States." Retrieved August 16, 2023, from
  4. "Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary in the United States." Retrieved August 16, 2023, from
  5. "Nurse Practitioner-Specialty Care Salary in the United States." Retrieved August 16, 2023, from
  6. "Hospice Nurse Practitioner Salary in the United States." Retrieved August 16, 2023, from