Kaplan University FNP Programs

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School of Nursing

  • Kaplan University established in 1937
  • Dean: Sheila Burke, MSN, MBA, RN
  • Nursing Faculty: 100+ members
  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Fun Fact: Kaplan partners with Newsweek to incorporate case studies and breaking news into its online courses

MSN Specializations at Kaplan University

Kaplan University MSN program offers five specializations for students: family nurse practitioner, nurse administration, nurse educator, informatics, and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Classes are offered online, supplemented by a practicum experience in which students partner with a mentor in the field to gain hands-on experience. Additional program information includes:

  • Post Master’s Certificate option available (19 credits)
  • 63 credit hours required for the degree
  • Prepares graduates for board certification examination
  • The family nurse practitioner specialization is available only in the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont.

Nurse Practitioner Programs from Kaplan University

It was not always possible to earn a family nurse practitioner degree online, but shifts in education have allowed more accredited schools these programs entirely online. While online FNP programs are still relatively new, dozens of master and doctoral nurse programs are available. To see if a school offers the right program for you, use the links below to contact a school to learn more.

Georgetown University
MSN in FNP Specialization
Georgetown University — Georgetown University is one of the few schools offering an online program for student pursuing a career as a family nurse practitioner. Established in 1789, Georgetown is one of America's oldest institutions for higher education and now offers over 100 programs through its eight schools from business to medicine and healthcare.
Kaplan University
MSN to DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner
Kaplan University — In addition to its several online nursing programs, Kaplan University has a MSN to DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally the American Institute of Commerce founded in 1937, Kaplan is one of the largest online schools with 70 campuses across the country and offers almost 200 online programs at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
University of Cincinnati
MSN in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
MSN in Nurse Midwifery
University of Cincinnati — If you want to advance your career in nursing, the University of Cincinnati offers online degrees for nursing professionals including an MSN in Women's Health or Nursing Midwifery. UC was founded in 1819 and while the school now has over 42,000 students, the student to faculty ratio is only 15 to one, so you get the support and attention you need as you pursue your degree.
South University
MSN in Nurse Practitioner
South University — South University has an impressive online division that is convenient for working professionals trying to earn their MSN. A Georgia-based school, South U was founded in 1889 and now offers almost 30 online programs and has schools in eight states.

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