Carson-Newman’s online family nurse practitioner degree and certificate programs prepare registered nurses to become more empowered and autonomous caregivers.
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner
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The MSN-FNP degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Carson-Newman online Master of Science in Nursing - FNP and Post-Master's FNP Certificate programs are delivered 100% online (not including clinicals or residency) and are designed to empower working RNs for career advancement, while continuing to work full-time. The online MSN-FNP and PMC-FNP programs are taught by a caring faculty of expert nurse educators who are active nurse practitioners in their communities.
Nursing students in our family nurse practitioner programs can expect unrivaled student support from a dedicated student success advisor and stress-free clinical placements for master's level clinical rotations.
Carson-Newman University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and the MSN-FNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our nursing programs use evidence-based practice and a holistic approach to nursing to produce autonomous caregivers who think critically and approach healthcare from an ethical perspective.
Make your journey to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP) as efficient as possible. At Carson-Newman University, our online FNP students are supported from start to finish—and that includes comprehensive clinical placement services.
Clinical placement is the required clinical education component of Carson-Newman’s Family Nurse Practitioner degree and Post-Master’s Certificate programs. Clinicals work in tandem with the classroom-based coursework to prepare you for your future as a Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care in the field.
During clinical placement, you'll gain:
Here's how the clinical placement process works:
In schools where students are left to handle placement on their own, this puts added stress on the student. Intensive research and coordination takes time away from studies and could mean months of waiting for a placement. A lack of support may also lead to miscommunication or rejected placements, which could set a student's studies back for months.
The Carson-Newman Department of Nursing believes you are only as successful as your training, which is why we have taken the stress out of the clinical placement process. With this peace of mind, you can focus on your studies and building competency instead of worrying about clinicals.
“Clinical placement support” can mean various things from school to school. The Carson-Newman advantage is that our clinical placement services are comprehensive, giving give you the support you need to succeed as an FNP student, from start to finish.
Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a nationally ranked university with a strong liberal arts tradition. An online, yet personal, learning environment connects you with fellow students, faculty and staff for a learning experience like no other.
Our online learning environment promotes a sense of community and connection. You will interact with peers, professors, and other faculty members. In the process of earning your degree or certificate, you’ll build a lifelong career network.
Carson-Newman’s MSN-FNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Online Master's Nursing Program (2020).