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Arkansas State University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program2019-07-26T17:02:15+00:00

Arkansas State University – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Program Overview

According to Arkansas State University:

“The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration prepares nurses with the complex practice skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for roles in advanced nursing and leadership in the contemporary health care system. Graduate study in nursing is the basis for professional growth in advanced practice roles and the foundation for doctoral study in nursing.”

At a Glance


Total credit hours

45-51 credit hours

Tuition per credit

Tuition and fees


The Master of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

On-campus requirement

The majority of core and support courses are offered online with periodic on-campus class meetings during each semester.

Admission requirements

According to Arkansas State University, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) overall or 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse. The unencumbered RN license must be active in the state where clinical practice is scheduled or a compact state.
  • Individuals admitted pending NCLEX-RN examination results are required to withdraw from the program at the end of the first semester if the examination is not passed. The individual may reapply for admission upon successful completion of the licensing examination.
  • Have successfully completed a graduate-level descriptive and inferential statistics course with a grade of “B” or above.