UNC Menu

Nursing Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

Three nurses consulting on a chart

An APN Degree for Working Nurses

Through this master’s degree, you are prepared for advanced clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The FNP emphasis teaches primary care health promotion and disease management for patients with episodic or chronic illnesses across the life span.

You can continue your current BSN career while attending this graduate program, due to the one-day-per-week format. Courses incorporate online activities to supplement your learning and reduce the amount of time you must meet for class.

Become an Advanced Practice Nurse

Nurse Practitioner Salary Benefits

The average salary for a Registered Nurse in 2013 was $66,220.

However, the median salary for a Nurse Practitioner (a role supported by this program) was $92,670.

Through this convenient Master of Science degree, you'll be prepared to engage in advanced clinical practice. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and for state licensure as an advanced practice nurse in the primary care of families.

More Resources

Get Started / Apply

Request Information


Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
3 years
$600/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP, MSN, RN


Request Information