Minnesota FNP Programs

We found only 1 Family Nurse Practitioner Program in Minnesota at Minnesota State University-Mankato, but there are multiple Master of Science in Nursing programs in Minnesota, including several online MSN options.

Registered nurses in Minnesota seeking an Online MSN degree may select from numerous accredited programs based in the state, such as Capella University, Walden University, and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Consider a Featured Online FNP or DNP Program currently accepting applicants:

George Mason University offers an Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The program is CCNE accredited and prepares you to sit for exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Regis College offers multiple online Master of Science in Nursing programs from five specialties, including Pediatric NP, Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Women’s Health NP or Adult-Geriatric NP. ACEN Accredited. Regis College also offers an Online DNP program.

Most of these programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program at St. Catherine's University, however, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Both ACEN and CCNE accreditation ensures that the program has been certified as offering an effective and high quality education that reflects current professional standards.

Online MSN Programs in Minnesota

Bethel University in St. Paul offers an Online Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery degree. Coursework is completed online with one week of on-campus intensives each year; the program may be completed in 2-3 years. The University recommends that students do not work full-time while completing the program.

Capella University in Minneapolis offers an Online MSN degree with numerous options for specialization, including Care Coordination, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership and Administration, and multiple RN to MSN programs. Students can select to complete the program using the traditional guided path (set deadlines, tuition varies based on course load) or the flex path, which allows students to work at their own pace and take multiple courses simultaneously for a flat rate fee every 12 weeks.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration and Organization Systems Leadership. All courses are offered online and require a monthly synchronous meeting.

St. Catherine's University in St. Paul offers an Online MSN: Nurse Educator program. The degree may be completed in 21 months. Students have access to multiple scholarship programs, including the federal Nurse Faculty Loan program, and students who are employed by the University's corporate partners receive a 10% tuition discount.

Consider a Featured Online FNP Program currently accepting applicants:

Nursing @ Simmons delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from Simmons University. The CCNE-accredited program is designed for licensed RNs, who already hold a Bachelor's degree, seeking to advance their careers by earning an MSN in as few as 20 months.
APRNs, earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online in as little as two years from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Become a leader in your field and improve health care through evidence-based research. Master of Science in Nursing and RN license required.

Nursing @ Georgetown delivers the online MS in Nursing program from Georgetown University. In as few as 19 months, RNs with a BSN can earn their degrees to pursue certification in an APRN specialty.
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Nursing @ USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN required.

Licensure in Minnesota

Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners or Nurse-Midwives are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Board of Nursing. Applicants for initial licensure must be certified in one of the 4 APRN roles.

NPs must practice for 2,080 hours within a collaborative management context in a hospital or integrated clinical setting with a physician or independent APRN before autonomous practice will be granted.

MSN and FNP Salaries in Minnesota

According to data published in May 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in Minnesota was $119,160. This is significantly higher than the average RN salary of $78,920.

FNP Programs in Minnesota

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - NA Accredited

MSN Programs in Minnesota

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Metropolitan State University
Saint Paul
  • Entry Level MSN - CCNE Accredited
Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
St Catherine University
Saint Paul
  • MSN: Entry-Level in Nursing - ACEN Accredited
University of Minnesota
  • Master of Nursing (MN) - CCNE Accredited
Walden University
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited
Winona State University
  • MS in Nursing - CCNE Accredited