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Why Nurses Prefer Carson-Newman's Online FNP

Designed for busy working nurses, Carson-Newman University’s online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs support your success from Day One to graduation.

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)BSN required
  • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMC-FNP)MSN required

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Clinical Placement Services

We believe comprehensive preparation for family nurse practitioners includes hands-on learning experiences in high-quality health care settings. 

We also know clinical placement is complex and stressful for students, which is why we handle arranging all of your clinical placements for you. At Carson-Newman University, you don’t have to worry about the logistics of your clinical sites or preceptors—just focus on building your competencies as an FNP. 

  • Our Network Support – Your dedicated Placement Specialist will work with you and handle the logistics of securing quality placement sites and preceptors from our network of providers, as well as any referrals from you
  • Your Focus – Our support saves you hours, days, months of time, so you can focus on your coursework and complete the program on time
  • Your Success – Your placement specialist will ensure clinical compliance for your program and state, supporting your clinical success 

To learn more about our Clinical Placement Services and to request a Clinical Placement Fact Sheet, complete the form on this page.

Affordable Tuition

Carson-Newman University’s online FNP programs combine affordability with academic rigor. Not only do our programs make it possible for you to continue working while you study, but our cost per credit cost is competitively priced.

With the MSN-FNP tuition at $29,900 (and the Post-Master's FNP Certificate at $20,800) before financial aid, you’ll save up to $200 per credit hour when compared with nationwide competitors—all while experiencing the personalized, supportive environment of a private school education.

Kristy Fleming

"I feel like Carson-Newman really was a place that you could get your private school education at a state school price, which is phenomenal, in my opinion."

- Kristy Fleming, Online MSN-FNP Student

Student Success Advisors

Life may have its challenges, but your school life can be manageable with a personal guide. At Carson-Newman University, a dedicated Student Success Advisor will serve as your liaison, so you’ll be supported throughout your educational journey.

With your Student Success Advisor, you’ll find balance, consistency, and open communication from your first day of classes until graduation.

“It's been a great experience working with [my Student Success Advisor]. She's always there to answer my questions and also to give me a heads up of what to expect as I progress through the program. She's always made sure that everything is ready to go and makes everything a smooth transition between each semester.”

- Ashley Leon (MSN-FNP student, class of 2022)

Supportive Faculty

Carson-Newman University’s passionate and experienced faculty members work as nurse practitioners in their communities. Their academic knowledge and expertise in the clinical setting will equip you with the essential competencies needed to positively influence patient outcomes.

As an online FNP student, you’ll learn from active practitioners who connect hands-on assessment with comprehensive patient care opportunities—and graduate ready to make a difference as a holistic primary care provider.

Lauren Crowe

"The faculty in general though, have been great. Any problems, any concerns? They always aid on the student side, willing to change whatever is needed. Talk to us on the phone, text us, email us back and forth, whatever is our best way of communication. They alter their meeting times. I know they're probably at home having dinner with their families, and they're talking to us on the phone, and that to me means a lot, 'cause they're making a personal connection with us."

- Lauren Crowe, Online MSN-FNP Student

Work-Life Balance

At Carson-Newman University, we designed our online FNP programs with today’s busy nursing professionals in mind.

Aside from clinicals, practicum, or residency, our coursework is 100% online and has no mandatory login times. Small class sizes also provide individual attention and allow for the opportunity to get to know your professors and classmates.

Our students appreciate the pace that is both manageable and efficient and allows a thorough mastery of the material while building competency. While taking no more than two classes at a time, our MSN-FNP students can earn their degree in as little as 32 months. Students enrolled in the Post-Master’s Certificate can graduate in two years or less.

Amanda Lane

"I like the fact that it's online and it's only one class a semester*, so it's doable with me being able to be focused on my family and work."

- Amanda Lane, Online Post-Master's FNP Certificate Graduate

*One to two classes a semester for both the Post-Master's Certification and MSN-FNP programs. Please contact Enrollment Advisor for a Curriculum Guide or complete the form on this page.

Take the Next Step

Choose the right program based on your level of education:

You are an RN with a Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Online MSN-FNP
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Earn Your MSN-FNP For Less Than $30k
  •  We Handle Your Clinical Placement

You are an RN with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Online PMC-FNP
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Graduate in 24 Months or Less
  •  Clinical Placement Services Provided

Connect with Your Carson-Newman Enrollment Advisor Today

Whether you just have a simple question or need guidance on the next steps, our friendly advisors are here to guide you. Your Enrollment Advisor will chat with you on your schedule and guide you through the entire admissions process, so you can feel confident in moving forward with Carson-Newman.

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