Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

General Description
The department of nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing.   Our program provides for both baccalaureate and associate degree nurses to earn the MSN  degree.  Offered online with residency hours required, the program utilizes a cohort model where students progress through the program with a cohort of their peers.  The FNP  area of study consists of 48 graduate credits and can be completed full-time in two years. The associate degree RN to MSN option includes an additional 9-15 credits.  The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner area of study is provisionally approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

The Master of Science in Nursing FNP program at Northwest Nazarene University prepares advanced practice nurses who are leaders in their community and who practice autonomously while utilizing interprofessional collaboration to improve the health and wellness of the population served. The NNU FNP graduate embraces the skills needed to assess, diagnose and treat clients of various backgrounds and cultures throughout the lifespan. The FNP is also an advocate for the populations served utilizing skills in health policy, health promotion, and translational science. Furthermore, the Master of Science in Nursing FNP program provides accessible graduate education in nursing which meets the demands of the profession while maintaining the highest degree of academic rigor and integrity.  

Bethany Mello, MSN, FNP, Program Director
Christine Bayes, MSN, FNP-C
Leonie Sutherland, PhD, RN Professor
Adjunct Faculty
Jana Lilyerd MSN RN, ANP, GNP, FNP, BC
Ryan Mallo, DNP

The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner is 48 credits