At Northern Arizona University, distance learners can enroll in the school's online master of science in nursing with a concentration in family nurse practice. The program consists of 48 credits and focuses on family primary care in rural settings. Courses cover topics like advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and rural theory and health policy.
Although students do not need to attend campus for courses, they must complete a number of supervised clinical practicum hours at a healthcare facility. The final clinical course also counts as a capstone. In addition, students can choose to complete a thesis or individualized research.
Campus: Flagstaff, Arizona
Accreditations: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Tuition: $3,750 per six months
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA; current RN license; three recommendation letters
Minimum Time Commitment: Varies, but students must complete within six years
On-Campus Requirements: No
Program: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner