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Online Master of Science in Nursing

Take control of your nursing career and plan your professional future with an online Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner Track. You can trust the University’s respected 75-year history in nursing education to inspire you, experienced faculty and staff to support you, and values to guide you toward making a real difference in patient care.

Accomplish your professional dreams and personal aspirations with a program designed to support you at every step of the way. Our traditional CCNE-accredited* M.S.N. is being offered online and uses a flexible and convenient format designed for busy working nurses.

Core coursework includes the essentials of  advanced practice nursing including:

  • Research
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Health care policy
  • Theories and models for advanced practice nursing
  • Population health
  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Advanced pharmacology

The curriculum offers a Family Nurse Practitioner track that offers in-depth studies in a growing area of advanced practice nursing.

Coursework meets guidelines for Nurse Practitioner education as established by major nursing organizations. As a graduate of the online M.S.N., you will be eligible to sit for the national Family Nurse Practitioner exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Program.


Join a Community Dedicated to Your Success

The Catholic University is known for its rich Catholic tradition and ethics as well as a respected record of academic excellence—which includes the University’s well-established nursing programs.

  • The University was one of the first institutions in the country to offer nurse practitioner programs.
  • Catholic University’s School of Nursing has been awarded many competitive federal grants throughout the years, a recognized marker of excellence.
  • Graduates of our programs consistently have high pass rates on national certification exams.
  • Faculty members offer support and assistance to help ensure students’ academic and professional success.

Although the Catholic faith is at the core of our identity, students and faculty members come from a diverse range of religious and cultural backgrounds, bringing a valuable array of perspectives and insights to enhance everyone’s learning experience.

There is no better time or place to start earning a credential that helps you build a more fulfilling and rewarding nursing career. Call us at 855-295-5711or request more information to get started today.

*The Master of Science in Nursing at The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

**The Catholic University of America is currently not accepting applications for the Online MSN FNP program from people residing in Washington DC, Maryland, and some counties in Northern Virginia including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudon. CUA’s School of Nursing serves those residing in these locations with our campus-based MSN FNP program. This on-site program is tailored to the needs of working nurses, with classes generally scheduled one day/week.