Louisiana FNP Programs

We found 6 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Louisiana. There are campus-based MSN programs as well as online MSN-FNP programs available.

Typical curriculum for MSN programs vary based on the specialization and track selected. Many programs prepare students for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NP programs should provide theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge that prepare students for national certification in their anticipated area of population-focused practice.

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.
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).
Simmons University Master Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program
Scholarships are available for the online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons University.
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Entry-level core NP competencies are the same regardless of population-focus and include education in: Management of Patient Health/Illness Status, The Nurse Practitioner-Patient Relationship, The Teaching-Coaching Function, Professional Role, Managing and Negotiating Health Care Delivery Systems, Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practices, and Culturally-Sensitive Care. This coursework is supplemented with required clinical hours. Most NP programs can be completed in 2-4 years.

Online MSN Programs in Louisiana

Loyola University in New Orleans

Each university offers a slightly different structure or concentration options, but the Online Master of Science in Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans provides a standard model. Students may select between tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Systems Administration & Leadership, or Nurse Educator. The curricula varies in each track based on whether the applicant is entering with an associate or diploma in nursing, a BSN degree, or a non-nursing bachelor's degree. All courses are completed online with the exception of required practicum hours, which vary in length based on the desired concentration. The University also offers an Online MSN/MBA degree, which may be completed in an average of three years.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana, based in Natchitoches, offers an Online MSN with concentrations in Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator. Each of these concentrations allow students to further specialize in Maternal-Child Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nursing, or Adult-Gerontology Critical Care Nursing. The programs may be completed on a full or part-time basis.

University of Louisiana - Monroe

The University of Louisiana - Monroe has an Online MSN - Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader program. The accelerated program, which is the first of its kind in the state, consists of 15 courses that may be completed in 20 months. Students must complete a minimum of 400 clinical practice hours; 300 of these hours must be obtained as part of an immersive CNL experience.

School Level Program Admissions
St. John Fisher University Master Master of Science in Nursing
4 program options: PCFNP, PMHNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP. Part-time and accelerated tracks available. The Wegmans School of Nursing is ranked among the top 100 nursing schools nationally, and is No. 6 in New York state.
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).
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.
Sacred Heart University Master Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
GRE/GMAT Not Required.
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.
Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduate prepared to sit for ANCC's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.
Seton Hall University Master Online MSN - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
CCNE-accredited program, Primary and Acute tracks.
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FNP Programs in Louisiana

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School Program Accreditation Location
Grambling State University MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner ACEN Grambling
Grambling State University MSN - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ACEN Grambling
Herzing University-Kenner MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ONLINE NA Kenner
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Master of Nursing (MN), Primary Nurse Practitioner CCNE New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner CCNE New Orleans
McNeese State University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Lake Charles
Nicholls State University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Thibodaux
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Natchitoches
Our Lady of the Lake College Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) ACEN Baton Rouge
Southeastern Louisiana University Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Hammond
Southern University and A & M College MSN - Family Health Nursing CCNE Baton Rouge
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Master of Science in Nursing CCNE Lafayette

Typical Curriculum for a Master’s in Nursing Degree

A common path is to seek an MSN that prepares students for administrative or clinical leadership roles. Programs focused on administrative leadership may include courses in the management of financial resources, health care information systems, creating a professional working environment, and role development for nursing management.

Clinical leadership programs may include courses in health care ethics, health policy and theory, and research principles, in addition to advanced coursework in pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, and disease management.

Nursing Licensure in Louisiana

Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Board of Nursing. Initial licensure as an APRN may be obtained by exam or endorsement. Nurse educators and nurse leaders may be licensed as either an APRN or RN, depending on their individual training and educational background.

MSN and FNP Salaries in Louisiana

According to data published in May 2018 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in Louisiana was $105,340. This is significantly higher than the average RN salary of $63,970. Overall, national employment of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses is expected to increase 26% between 2018 and 2028 due to an increased demand for healthcare services.