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Affordable Excellence

Carson-Newman’s online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and online Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate offer competitive and in-demand nursing programs in a convenient online format. Individuals pursuing their MSN-FNP or Post-Master’s FNP Certificate appreciate streamlined programs that save them up to $200 per credit hour when compared to nationwide competitors.

Accessible Financial Aid

Carson-Newman students may take advantage of a wide array of financial aid options. As a military-friendly school, Carson-Newman offers an extensive range of benefits that are available to military personnel and their dependents.

More to Value

Carson-Newman is a private college with more than 100 years of history and educational excellence. Carson-Newman is recognized in the top tier in its category by U.S. News & World Report. Carson-Newman's Christian liberal arts education offers more in terms of life experience and value.

Tuition Fees by Program

Online MSN-FNP Program

  • Cost per credit hour: $650
  • Length of courses: 15 weeks
  • Total degree requirement: 46 credits
  • Total tuition cost: $29,900

Online PMC-FNP Program

  • Cost per credit hour: $650
  • Length of courses: 15 weeks
  • Total degree requirement: 32 credits
  • Total tuition cost: $20,800

To better understand your cost of attendance, use the Tuition & Fees Calculator. You can modify the number of courses needed to fit your credit transfer situation and determine your costs.

Compare MSN-FNP Programs*

School Cost per credit Number of Credits Cost of Tuition Clinical Placement Provided? Number of Residencies Required
























Univ. of Tennessee

$795 (in-state)




2 per semester

Tennessee Tech

$730 (in-state)





*Based on publicly displayed information on university websites, as of February 2023

Please Note: Your total program cost may vary depending on the overall units required to complete your degree. To find out what your total tuition may be, contact an Enrollment Advisor today by scheduling an appointment below:

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Carson-Newman is one of the nation's most affordable Baptist private colleges. Many of Carson-Newman's students receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. Below you will find common financial aid opportunities.

  • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans are awarded based on financial need. You will not be charged (interest) while you are in school or, if applicable, for a six-month grace period once you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment.

  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans are not awarded based on financial need. You will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until the time the loan is paid in full. You do not need to repay the loan while you are in school or, if applicable, for a six-month grace period once you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment.

  • Some employers have tuition reimbursement plans for staff who pursue additional schooling. Department managers and human resource officers are the best sources of information.

  • Grants are a great way to get assistance to pay for college education. Grants are based on financial need and, unlike loans, they don’t have to be paid back. The most popular student grant is the Pell Grant. For additional information, including application requirements, visit the Department of Education website.

  • You may also explore funding through the Tennessee Baptist Foundation and TN College Pays.

The first step to applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Ready to get started? Request more info now!

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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