Nursing FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Transform Your Nursing Career

In today’s evolving health care environment, nurses increasingly seek the autonomy to create better patient outcomes. Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers family nurse practitioner (FNP) option that teaches the specialized knowledge and clinical competency you need to provide primary care to your patients with a family-oriented approach.

How to Apply

Key Program Highlights:

  • National certification: As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for national FNP exams.
  • Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Learning experience: State-of-the-art Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Autonomy: Upon licensure family nurse practitioners can practice independently depending on their state's scope of practice, as well as in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

Program Details

Location: Online
Apply May 1 for fall admission


State-supported family nurse practitioner program in New Hampshire


UNH nurse practitioner graduates who practice in New Hampshire


Pleacement rate in field of study

 What sets us apart? 

Our online MSN FNP program is designed to advance your career in a hands-on role that gives you the power to directly improve patient outcomes. Courses are taught by faculty and industry experts dedicated to your success. Our new state-of the-art Health Sciences Simulation Center provides experience in a clinical setting with real equipment and technology.

UNH Nursing Department is ranked by the 2020 Nursing School Almanac as #10 of the 60 best nursing schools in New England.

UNH Nursing Focused Skills
Focused Skills

Courses designed to build skills for advanced opportunities in your nursing career

UNH Nursing Faculty
Outstanding Faculty

 Our faculty are recognized leaders in their field committed to your success

UNH Health Science Simulation Center
Clinical Simulation Lab

State-of-the-art- simulation center mimics clinical setting







Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

“At a time when the primary care shortage leaves dozens of openings unfilled each year, nurse practitioners step up and assume greater leadership roles in healthcare. UNH’s nursing program makes this easier by educating generations of students in the evidence-based practice and independent thinking for which UNH is recognized nationally and globally.” Christina Ferreri ’02G, President, New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association

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    Meet a Wildcat

    Nursing graduate student Katie St. Pierre ’21G is becoming a nurse practitioner so she can work with kids through the lifecycle so she can see the whole picture of care. Eventually she wants to be in the behavioral health field in a family clinic.

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    Meet a Wildcat

    One of the graduating students hitting the front lines is Laura Howard, 22, of Jaffrey. She has been hired to work in the medical surgical unit at Exeter Hospital, where she will interact with patients who may require more advanced heart monitoring if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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