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Become an Advanced Nurse with an Online Nursing Degree

If you’re seeking an environment where excellence in nursing education meets flexibility and accessibility, consider an online nursing degree from The Catholic University of America. Through CUA’s online Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner track (MSN-FNP), you can become an advanced practice nurse (APN) and move toward a rewarding career in a fast-growing field. 

Why an MSN-FNP degree?

The MSN-FNP degree features core courses in advanced nursing subjects such as assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. In the Family Nurse Practitioner track courses, you’ll learn to diagnose and treat a broad range of individuals and populations, with preparation in women’s health and the care of children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. 

This course of study prepares you for a career as a nurse practitioner, one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for nurse practitioners and related professions is expected to grow by 31% by 2024. The median salary for this field is over $104,000 per year - and in addition to boasting a competitive salary, the nurse practitioner role is ranked #6 in U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 100 Best Jobs in 2016.

In short, an MSN-FNP degree can help you to reach your professional goals with the credentials you need to become an APN, in a field where you can work directly with patients to treat illnesses and restore health and wellness.

Why online?

While the rewards of an MSN degree are clear, many nurses find that attending a traditional campus-based program is not feasible. Ever-changing work schedules, family obligations, and other limitations make it challenging to commute to class. For this reason, The Catholic University of America offers an outstanding online option, where coursework can be accessed anytime. CUA’s students log on when and where it’s most convenient for them to participate in discussion boards, complete writing assignments, and learn from faculty and colleagues around the country. All accredited nurse practitioner education options include clinical rotations, where students gain hands-on advanced experience in the healthcare field. CUA allows its online students to complete their practicum experience in their own communities, lending further flexibility to the online format.

Is an online nursing degree right for you?

You’re probably considering many factors as you prepare to take the next step in your education and career. Reputation, affordable tuition, and accreditation are all important – and you can find them within the online nursing degrees at The Catholic University of America. The Master of Science in Nursing is fully accredited by the CCNE1, and CUA is ranked # 7 in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Nursing Programs. With these features, as well as the convenience of online coursework and the professional prospects afforded to Family Nurse Practitioners, it’s clear that the online MSN is a valuable opportunity for nurses looking to advance their careers.

If you’re ready to learn more and take the first step toward earning your MSN-FNP degree online, request more information or call 855-295-5711 to speak with an admissions representative.

1The 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.