Kentucky FNP Programs

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Georgetown University Master Online Master's in Nursing
Nursing@Georgetown delivers Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program online, preparing RNs with a BSN to pursue certification in an APRN specialty: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP.
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Nursing at USC Master FNP Program
With the online Master of Science in Nursing program from USC, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are prepared to pursue board certification as family nurse practitioners.
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George Mason University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
CCNE Accredited. Prepare to sit for exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
CCNE Accredited, courses on pathophysiology, pharmacology, family systems, nursing theory development.
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Campbellsville University Master Online MSN with FNP Track
Discover how to contribute to excellence in healthcare and provide quality, evidence-based and holistic primary care to diverse communities throughout the lifespan.
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Sacred Heart University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
GRE/GMAT Not Required.
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Florida A&M University Master Online MSN: Women's Health
ACEN accredited, part time and full time options.
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Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
CCNE-accredited program, 100% AANPCB exam pass rates for primary care graduates over the past five years.
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Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduate prepared to sit for ANCC's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.
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We found 3 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Kentucky, with a few options for online Master of Science (MSN) programs that have campuses based in Kentucky.

Kentucky requires that licensed nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the Kentucky Nursing Board.

Online MSN Programs in Kentucky

There are a few schools offering online Master of Science in Nursing programs in Kentucky. Note that online programs in Kentucky tend to focus on Nursing Education and Nursing Administration rather than concentrations such as Nurse Practitioner.

Eastern Kentucky University

This university offers two specialized MSN tracks: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner. No campus visits are required for this 100% online course.

Frontier Nursing University

Nurses admitted to the MSN program at Frontier may, if they wish, continue to the DNP track without having to re-apply. Four concentrations are available: Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Both full-time and part-time options are available, with a requirement of 675 clinical hours.

Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program with an emphasis on the Christian faith and its role in the practice of nursing. 528 clinical hours are required of all MSN students.

Morehead State University

Morehead offers an MSN program with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. This program must be completed within 6 six years of enrollment, and all coursework can be completed online.

Northern Kentucky University

The online MSN at Northern Kentucky is available in six tracks of differing lengths: Nursing Education, Nurse Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. While the first two programs are designed to be completed in one year, the remaining programs will take two years for a full-time student to complete. Each program includes a specific requirement for clinical or practicum hours.

Spalding University

This school offers an online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. The school will assist students in finding a clinical site in their geographic area, resulting in a total of 750 clinical hours. Full-time students will graduate in 2 years, while part-time students will graduate in 2.5 years.

School Level Program Admissions
Georgetown University Master Online Master's in Nursing
Nursing@Georgetown delivers Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program online, preparing RNs with a BSN to pursue certification in an APRN specialty: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP.
Website
Nursing at USC Master FNP Program
With the online Master of Science in Nursing program from USC, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are prepared to pursue board certification as family nurse practitioners.
Website
George Mason University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
CCNE Accredited. Prepare to sit for exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
CCNE Accredited, courses on pathophysiology, pharmacology, family systems, nursing theory development.
Website
Campbellsville University Master Online MSN with FNP Track
Discover how to contribute to excellence in healthcare and provide quality, evidence-based and holistic primary care to diverse communities throughout the lifespan.
Website
Sacred Heart University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
GRE/GMAT Not Required.
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Florida A&M University Master Online MSN: Women's Health
ACEN accredited, part time and full time options.
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Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
CCNE-accredited program, 100% AANPCB exam pass rates for primary care graduates over the past five years.
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Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduate prepared to sit for ANCC's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.
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Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
CCNE-accredited program, Primary and Acute tracks.
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Utica University Master Online MS - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Prepare for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANP).
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Benedictine University Master Master of Science in Nursing
CCNE accredited, 2 year program. Application fees waived.
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Seton Hall University Master Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Administration with Case Management
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FNP Programs in Kentucky

View all programs in Kentucky below.
School Program Accreditation Location
Bellarmine University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner Track CCNE Louisville
Eastern Kentucky University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Richmond
Frontier Nursing University MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner NA Hyden
Frontier Nursing University Master of Science in Nursing ACEN Hyden
Murray State University Master of Nursing CCNE Murray
Northern Kentucky University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Highland Heights
Spalding University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Louisville
University of Kentucky Master of Science in Nursing NA Lexington
Western Kentucky University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) CCNE Bowling Green

Nursing Licensure in Kentucky

Nurses seeking APRN licensure in Kentucky are required to provide evidence of certification by one of the following state-approved national certifying bodies relevant to their specialty: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Association, National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Midwifery Certification Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center, National Certification Corporation, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

For license renewal, Kentucky stipulates a continuing education requirement of 14 classroom hours, as well as 5 contact hours of approved pharmacology coursework for APRNs. Kentucky is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure at the RN level.

Salary Information for Nurse Practitioners in Kentucky

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Kentucky was $99,790 (lower than the national estimate, which is $110,030).

Kentucky registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $63,100 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Kentucky earned $172,780 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $73,170, slightly lower than the national average of $81,350.