Washington FNP Programs

Washington requires that all undergraduate licensed registered nurses attend a graduate program approved by the Washington State Board of Health.

Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) License. MSN programs in Washington offer many tracks, including Nursing Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Informatics.

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.

Online MSN and FNP Programs in Washington

The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many programs available in Washington, but the following emphasize online learning. The following schools are all approved by The Washington State Board of Health.

Gonzaga University

This program offers the following tracks: Nursing Leadership in Healthcare (NLH), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). All three MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). All courses within the tracks are 8, 12, or 16 weeks long.
The NLH program can be completed in six semesters. It is taught online, requiring only 2 days of campus visits. The FNP and PMHNP program can be completed in 9 semesters. They are flexible online courses, requiring 5- 6 campus visits.

The Buntain College of Nursing of Northwest University

This program offers the following career tracks: Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Entrepreneur, and Nurse Researcher. They accept applications in the fall, spring, and summer. This program can be completed in 5 semesters or about 18 months. This course is taught entirely online and offers multiple ways to receive the 100 needed practical experience hours.

University of Washington Bothell

This program the following tracks: Nurse Educator, Administrative Leadership and General Master of Nursing. The program can be completed in two or four years. The courses consist of core classes, 100 hours of fieldwork, a capstone project and a public presentation at the Master of Nursing Symposium.

The program accepts applications once per year in August. All courses are hybrid based and designed to be compatible with working during courses. They require meeting in person five timers per quarter with the remaining coursework done online.

Western Governor's University

This program offers two tracks: Nursing Leadership and Management and Nursing Informatics. All coursework is done online. Field practice requirements are accomplished on work sites. The Nursing Leadership and Management is 8 courses long and can be completed in 24 months. The Nursing informatics program can be completed in 18 months.

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.

MSN and FNP Salaries in Washington

The Employment Security Department of Washington State reports that the annual mean wages for a Nurse Practitioner in Washington are $119,164.00. This is more than the nationwide annual mean wage of $110,030.00 (BLS). The Departments reports that 3,426 Nurse Practitioners worked in 2019. Registered Nurses in the state of Washington make an average annual wage of $84,109.00.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028. This is much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.

FNP Programs in Washington

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma
  • MSN Advanced Generalist - CCNE Accredited

MSN Programs in Washington

View all Master of Science in Nursing programs in Washington.
Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Gonzaga University
Spokane
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited
Seattle University
Seattle
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell
  • Master of Science in Nursing - NA Accredited
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle
  • Master of Nursing (MN) - NA Accredited
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma
  • Master of Nursing (MN) - NA Accredited
Washington State University
Pullman
  • RN-Master of Nursing - CCNE Accredited