Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The Family Nurse Practitioner Track combines graduate-Common Core Course Requirements and FNP-specific coursework for a total of 46 hours. Family Nurse Practitioner students will be prepared to provide direct management of patients across the lifespan including patients with common acute/chronic physical and psychiatric diseases.

  • Concentration in primary care clinical practice
  • Focus on competencies an advanced practice nurse will need to successfully provide care  
  • Educational environment based on discovery, scholarship, and practice
  • Prepares graduates for practice in multiple, primary care settings including out-patient clinics and group medical practices
  • Graduates eligible to apply for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
  • Program includes a mental health emphasis—critical preparation for practice
  • Second MSN option:
    Students who have previously earned an MSN degree, have the opportunity to earn a second MSN with an FNP focus. To inquire about this option and to discuss the credit requirement, please contact Josh Richards, Director of Admissions at and/or Dr. Victoria Grando, Dean of Nursing at

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact either:

Dr. Victoria Grando, Dean of Nursing and Professor
Phone: 816-936-8715

Josh Richards, Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: 816-936-8718