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Connecticut MSN-FNP Nursing Program Highlights

Carson-Newman’s Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) degree program is an online Connecticut nursing program that helps registered nurses to advance their careers by become independent advanced primary care providers, who can work in outpatient clinics or open their own practice.

The Connecticut MSN-FNP online program is designed to develop a complete advanced practice nurse who possesses the functional knowhow necessary to assess their patient, a family or a community from a holistic perspective. The program is grounded in evidence-based practice, connecting advanced nursing research, theory and clinical practice.

Carson-Newman online MSN-FNP students learn to assess their patients from a holistic perspective, looking beyond immediate symptoms to determine treatment based on all available evidence. MSN-FNP graduates from Connecticut learn to solve complex problems and make confident decisions based on an astute ability to understand patients at a deeper level.

Fast Facts: Nurse Practitioner Online Program Highlights 

  • Take as few as 32 months to complete your online MSN-FNP

  • Complete assignments when it’s most convenient for your schedule with 100% online coursework (not including clinicals and residency)

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges*

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • Enjoy learning from top-notch experienced FNP and DNP faculty

  • Connect with instructors and peers at one three-day residency on-campus

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (

Program Outcomes

The MSN-FNP program prepares graduates from Connecticut to build advanced proficiency in pharmacology, pathophysiology, research and assessment. Connecticut students learn to connect the dots between theory, clinical expertise, research, and the individual needs of patients to improve assessment and overall outcomes.

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About Connecticut

Connecticut is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River, a major US river that approximately bisects the state. Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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