Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Online Program

Family nurse practitioners play a major role in today’s health care field. The responsibilities of FNPs have evolved alongside that of physicians, which means additional opportunities, autonomy, and authority. Our online Master of Science in Nursing FNP degree can help you develop the specialized skill set you need to practice at the advanced level.

What can you do with an advanced family nursing degree?

Where do family nurse practitioners work?


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Our curriculum can prepare you for new leadership opportunities.

We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN


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Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61

Application Deadlines:

Fall: 07/05/2021
Spring: 11/02/2021

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall: 08/30/2021
Spring: 01/04/2022

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Why choose the Regis online Master of Science in Nursing FNP degree?

The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. The Regis School of Nursing was the first in New England to be designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing.

At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. Our MSN FNP degree specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing a holistic range of services revolving around the family unit.

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100% online, flexible learning environment

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Complete in as few as 28-36 months

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Qualify to sit for AANP & ANCC certification

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At 92%, our NP exam pass rates exceed national average*

*based on Regis 2019 online & on-campus NP exam pass rates

Family Nurse Practice by the Numbers

$93,525 The average salary for family nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to (2020)

66.9% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in family care, with top clinical foci as primary care (37.7%) and top practice setting as hospital outpatient clinics (13.5%) (AANP 2019)

Family nurse practice is ranked No. 3 among the “Top 10 MSN Degree Specializations” by


Ways to finance your tuition


Employee Discounts

Regis Partner Employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

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Federal & Military Discounts

Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition. Find out more.

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Alumni Discounts

Regis Alumni who have received a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

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Financial Aid

We are here to support you through the process. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

Hear what our students are saying:

“My experience with Regis surpassed all of my expectations. The curriculum was comprehensive, well formulated, had small class sizes promoting relationships among students and faculty that facilitated and supported learning. The program prepared me well for board certification and I was pleased with the availability and expertise of the faculty.”

– Alison Tetrault, online MSN student



Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing

Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.

What can you do with an MSN FNP degree?

Family nurse practitioners focus on holistic care. From diagnosing, treating, and helping to manage illnesses to counseling and educating patients on preventive care, family nurse practitioners tackle every aspect of medical service in a variety of populations, from newborns to seniors.

Prescribe medication

Conduct examinations

Order laboratory tests

Provide health care counseling

Diagnose, treat, manage, and help prevent illnesses

Assist in minor surgical procedures


One benefit to earning an MSN FNP degree is added autonomy. Family nurse practitioners play a major role in understaffed health organizations because they are able to perform many of the same duties as physicians, including interpreting medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and prescribing medication.

Where do family nurse practitioners work?

With a wave of patients newly insured by the Affordable Care Act, rising standards in primary care, and a rapidly aging population, family nurse practitioners are in higher demand than ever. That means FNP degree holders can pursue a wealth of opportunities and take their expertise to a variety of work settings, including:


Privately owned clinics

Physician offices

Home health services

Government agencies

Nurse-led practices

Community health organizations


Minute clinics

Meet Our Faculty

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”


President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.

When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.


Let’s move forward

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.