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Tennessee MSN-FNP Online Program Highlights

The Carson-Newman online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) degree program helps registered nurses in Tennessee to define their future as an independent primary care provider, and thrive as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This MSN-FNP program in Tennessee is designed to develop a more accomplished and complete advanced practice nurse.

The Tennessee MSN-FNP 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 learn to provide advanced primary nursing care to individual patients across the lifespan as well as families and entire communities, to position themselves for family nurse practitioner jobs in Tennessee.

Fast Facts: Online Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing

*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 Tennessee graduates to build advanced proficiency in pathophysiology, research, assessment and pharmacology. Tennessee students learn to solve complex problems and make confident decisions based on evidence and understanding of your patients at a deeper level.

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More than 110,700 new Nurse Practitioner jobs created between 2019-2029*

  • Family
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health
  • Adult - Gerontology
  • And More

About Tennessee

Tennessee is the 36th largest state in the United States and is located in its southeastern region. Tennessee is bordered by Virginia and Kentucky to the north, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to the south, Missouri and Arkansas to the west, and North Carolina to the east. Nashville, the state’s capital, has a population of 660,388 and Memphis, the second largest city, has a population of 652,717.

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