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Master's of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner concentration


The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration provides comprehensive primary healthcare services to individuals from infancy through adulthood. FNPs are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute illnesses such as bronchitis or headache and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Additionally, they provide preventive health services, patient education, disease management, illness prevention, and other kinds of care provided within the context of family and community. Family Nurse Practitioners are among those who, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), contribute significantly to providing healthcare to underserved populations residing in both urban and rural settings.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered through a partnership of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities. The program is designed to offer didactic/theory courses online and to coordinate clinical study in each student's home area when possible. The partnership model allows TBR universities to share their most valuable resources to enrich program offerings. Classes are taught by faculty from participating institutions. Faculty members are recognized experts in their content area, regardless of institution of employment.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Degree Availability

Select a university from the list below to find out more about the degree program. Upon completion, your degree will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school.


Clinical Placement Procedures

Field placement is an integral component of the MSN program. It engages you in supervised nursing practice, provides opportunities to apply classroom learning, and allows you to practice skills and learn the values and ethics of the profession while enhancing the health and well-being of patients. For more details about the clinical placement experience, including information about the process, procedures and required documentation, visit the home school links below:

Austin Peay State University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
University of Memphis