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Graduate Online Nursing Programs

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Earn Your MSN-FNP For Less Than $30k
  •  We Handle Your Clinical Placement
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Graduate in 24 Months or Less
  •  Clinical Placement Services Provided

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Learn more about Carson-Newman University's online FNP programs.

  • 100% Online Coursework
  • Less Than $30k Total Tuition
  • Clinical Placement Services Provided
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisor
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CCNE accredited

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Best regional College

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Best College for Social Mobility by U.S News and World Report

Best College for Social Mobility 

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Clinical Placement

Students in Carson-Newman’s online family nurse practitioner programs receive clinical placement services for 600 clinical hours. We’ll handle locating a site and securing a preceptor for you, so you can focus on building your competencies as an FNP.

To learn more about clinical placement support in our online FNP programs, check out the commonly asked questions below.

What Does Clinical Placement Mean?

Clinical hours are a required component of Carson-Newman’s MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner degree and Post-Master’s Certificate program. Clinicals work in tandem with the classroom-based coursework to allow students to gain real life practice with expert supervision, build relationships with potential employers and receive counsel from an accomplished mentor. At Carson-Newman, our clinical placement team will handle securing preceptors and clinical sites for you, saving you days and weeks of time and allowing you to focus on your studies and work life balance.

How Does The Process Work?

As you begin your program, you will receive a placement intake form. Using information from the form and clinical objectives, a dedicated placement specialist will locate an appropriate preceptor and handle the paperwork and logistics for your clinical rotation, ensuring your sites are qualified to meet program and state-specific requirements.

Why Is Clinical Placement Important?

Finding a preceptor and clinical site can take intensive research and coordination, taking time away from studies. A lack of support also leaves room for miscommunication or rejected placements, setting a student back for months. At Carson-Newman, we believe you are only as successful as your training, which is why we have taken the stress out of the clinical placement process.

The Carson-Newman Difference

Our clinical placement services are comprehensive, giving you the support you need to succeed from start to finish. Your Placement Specialist will secure quality placement sites and preceptors from our network of providers for 600 clinical hours, as well as any referrals from you. This will free up time for coursework and core competencies, helping you stay focused and thrive in your program.

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Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: July 19, 2024
  • Next Start: August 26, 2024
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Our Students Come First

A Private School Education at a State School Price

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts university. The online FNP programs are part-time for working nurses with a student-centric curriculum. Faith and learning are combined to create a transformative education designed to empower you as an autonomous primary care provider.

The master's degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Fully Supported All The Way

Carson-Newman is a leader in adult online education. Students enrolled in our online FNP programs can expect the same academic rigor and support as on-campus nursing students. Our dedicated faculty and staff empower working nurses to turn their vision into reality. From enrollment support to clinical placement to guidance until graduation, you’ll never be alone on your FNP journey. 

Your student success team will help you with:

  • Enrollment Support
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Program Details
  • Clinical Placement 
  • Tuition Information
  • Upcoming Start Dates
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