Female nurse with stethoscope around her neck discusses symptoms with a female child and her mother in an exam room

MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty track prepares RNs to care for individuals and families in a wide variety of health care settings including clinics, community-based settings, long-term care facilities and hospitals. You will have the opportunity to focus on health promotion and disease prevention beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process as well as train to diagnose patients and develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases. There are 47 hours required to complete this program. 

Course curriculum includes

  • Introduction to MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Theory in Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Application of Research for Best Practices

Once you’ve completed this program, the required 600 hours of practicum work may be completed in your own community (anywhere in the U.S., Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico).

If you’re interested in Graceland University’s online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program, fill out the form on this page.



CCNE Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.