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You should expect additional costs for textbooks and other living expenses. You can learn more about all tuition fees here.

You should expect additional costs for text books and other living expenses. You can learn more about all tuition fees here.

Yes, you’re welcome to visit campus anytime. Get local information and schedule your on-campus visit by chatting with our admissions team at (850) 290-4454 or onlinenursing@famu.edu.

Yes, absolutely. Online programs at Florida A&M University are explicitly designed for busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The asynchronous format lends itself well to the flexibility you need to succeed in the program you select.

We do accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition as well as time spent earning the degree. To learn more, review the details of the program you want to enroll in.

FAMU offers job placement assistance, as well as other career services such as mock interviews, career expos and more.

We do offer a selection of our nursing degrees online so that working adults may study in the times and locations that are best for them without having to compromise on course rigor or the quality of education they receive. You may review all of our online programs here.

Yes, the online MSN in Adult Gerontology accepts up to 6 transfer credits. Students applying for the post-master’s program may transfer up to 22 credits based on their advanced practice specialization. You can learn more about our admissions policy here

Yes. The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Yes. The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology PCNP degree does not include any specializations/concentrations/tracks.

Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. To get started on the financial aid process, complete the FAFSA® to determine your eligibility. FAMU’s FAFSA® code is 001480.

You may also apply for a Sallie Mae loan. For more information, visit our tuition page.

No, prior work experience is not required, but a current, valid, unrestricted and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the state of Florida or the state which the applicant is practicing is required. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes, the online MSN in Women’s Health accepts up to 6 transfer credits. Students applying for the post-master’s program may transfer up to 22 credits based on their advanced practice specialization. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes. The online MSN in Women’s Health program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Yes. The online MSN in Women’s Health program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online MSN in Women’s Health degree does not include any specializations/concentrations/tracks.

Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. To get started on the financial aid process, complete the FAFSA® to determine your eligibility. FAMU’s FAFSA® code is 001480.

You may also apply for a Sallie Mae loan. For more information, visit our tuition page.

No, prior work experience is not required. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

The first step is to start your application.

The first step is to start your application.

You can complete the online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program in as little as two years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program in as little as two years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program in as little as two years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Our online classes are typically 8-16 weeks long.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the courses you’ve completed. You can take up to three and a half years to complete the degree, if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the courses you’ve completed. You can take up to three and a half years to complete the degree, if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program has been offered online for 11 years. 

The MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program has been offered online for 11 years.

The time it takes to complete your application file with all necessary information will vary based upon obtaining letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. Once your application is complete with all necessary information, it typically takes 2–4 weeks to review and provide an answer as to whether you’ve been accepted to the program. Review admission requirements.

There are 675 clinical hours required to complete the online MSN in Adult Gerontology PC Nurse Practitioner program.

There are 675 clinical hours required to complete the online MSN in Adult Gerontology PC Nurse Practitioner program.

There are 675 clinical hours required to complete the online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program.

You’ll complete 15 courses to earn the MSN in Adult Gerontology PCNP degree. You can learn more about coursework for this program at FAMU here.

You’ll complete 15 courses to earn the MSN in Women’s Health degree. You can learn more about coursework for this program at FAMU here.

You’ll complete 42 credits to earn the MSN in Adult Gerontology PCNP degree. You can review courses now.

You’ll complete 42 credits to earn the MSN in Women’s Health degree. You can review courses now.

Up to 6 credits may be transferred and applied towards the online MSN in Adult Gerontology. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Up to 6 credits may be transferred and applied towards the online MSN in Women’s Health. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

FAMU currently enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the United States and more than 70 countries. You can learn more about us here.

It’s best to talk to your program manager directly about this, as what you can do depends upon why you were not accepted into the program. Generally speaking, if your GPA wasn’t high enough, you can take community college courses to improve it.

It is not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or at our campus location.

Yes! FAMU’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus.

Yes. Florida A&M University and its degree programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). All nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Whether you attend courses on campus or learn in FAMU’s online classroom, you’ll graduate with an accredited degree and the credential you need to go further in your career.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for Masters nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology PCNP degree is only available either online or on campus. This allows you to study at the location that is best for you throughout your entire program.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology PCNP degree is only available either online or on campus. This allows you to study at the location that is best for you throughout your entire program.

Yes. The online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)*.

The online MSN in Women’s Health degree is only available either online or on campus. This allows you to study at the location that is best for you throughout your entire program.

Yes. This program is ranked one of the 2021 Best Online Master’s in Nursing programs by US News & World Report. It is also ranked Second Best Florida Online NP Program by NurseJournal. 

Florida A&M University has a physical, brick-and-mortar campus located in Tallahassee, Florida. You can learn more about us here.

Absolutely! Graduates of the on-ground and online programs are strongly encouraged to walk in their graduation ceremony.

The requirements for the online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP program include:

  • Completed application
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of baccalaureate nursing studies.
  • Official BSN transcript. MSN transcript is required for post-masters applicants.

You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

The requirements for the online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP program include:

  • Completed application
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of baccalaureate nursing studies.
  • Official BSN transcript. MSN transcript is required for post-masters applicants.

You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

The requirements for the online MSN in Women’s Health program include:

  • Completed application
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of baccalaureate nursing studies
  • Official BSN transcript. MSN transcript is required for post-masters applicants

You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care offers three start dates each year. Find out when the next start date is by visiting the program page.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care offers three start dates each year. Find out when the next start date is by visiting the program page.

The online MSN in Women’s Health program offers three start dates each year. Find out when the next start date is by visiting the program page.

FAMU’s online programs offer three start dates each year.

FAMU values caring, excellence and diversity throughout each academic program. You can learn more about us here.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you may need the following:

  • official transcripts
  • letters of recommendation
  • personal statements

Our admissions team will help guide you through this process. Once your file is complete with all items, it will be reviewed for a decision. The review process generally takes 2–4 weeks. Learn more about the admissions process here.

Tuition is $732 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 42 credit hours for a total tuition of $30,750. You can review all tuition costs here.

Tuition is $732 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 42 credit hours for a total tuition of $30,750. You can review all tuition costs here.

The first step is to start your application.

Our mission is to create a student-centered environment that emphasizes excellence through integrity, honesty, innovation and accountability, while providing an enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural, ethical and technological socialization to the discipline of nursing.

We are committed to the development of highly qualified and caring nurses who can apply high quality, culturally competent and evidence-based healthcare to diverse populations within local, national and global communities. Furthermore, we advocate the advancement of nursing science through scholarship, research and practice with a commitment to benefit our communities and stakeholders.

You can learn more about us here.

Tuition for the online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care program is $30,750. You need to complete 42 credit hours at $732 each. You can review all tuition costs here

Tuition for the online MSN in Women’s Health program is $30,750. You need to complete 42 credit hours at $732 each. You can review all tuition costs here.

We are ranked #104 in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report. You can learn more about us here.

Florida A&M University’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You can learn more about us here.

Those who complete this degree often pursue careers as nurse practitioners. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for nurse practitioners in 2021 was $123,780. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career’s page.

Those who complete this degree often pursue careers as nurse practitioners. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for nurse practitioners in 2021 was $123,780. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career’s page.

FAMU offers a variety of resources to students with disabilities. Learn about all our offerings by visiting our Center for Disability Access and Resources page.

FAMU accepts the following military benefits:

  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance
  • Montgomery GI Bill Reserves (Chapter 16066)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

A summary of benefits is available here.

Additionally, the friendly staff in the FAMU Online Admissions Office can be contacted directly at (850) 290-4454 or onlinenursing@famu.edu to answer any questions you may have about military benefits.

Students and their instructors can interact through discussion posts, and instructors keep office hours to chat via phone or video conference. Many students also find it easy to communicate with instructors over email. You can learn more about online learning here.

FAMU hosts two career expos each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. These expos offer networking opportunities with employers and professionals in a variety of fields.

In terms of rigor, instructors or the physical degree you receive, there’s no difference between online and on-campus programs. Online degrees offer full-time working professionals maximum flexibility in their ability to receive expert instruction and interaction, along with consistent guidance and support. They can study where and when it’s best for them so they can balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals. You can learn more about online learning here.

Florida A&M University was founded in 1887 as a historically Black university. You can learn more about us here.

Once your application file is complete, it typically takes 2–4 weeks to review and provide an answer as to whether you’ve been accepted to the program.

Florida A&M University is located at 334 W Palmer Avenue, Ware-Rhaney Blg. Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32307. You can learn more about us here.

The friendly staff in the Online Admissions Office looks forward to answering your questions. Call (850) 290-4454 or email onlinenursing@famu.edu.

They will not. There’s no difference in the diplomas presented to graduates of the online and on-campus programs.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or at our campus location.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology degree will prepare you to become licensed in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, and WY.

The online MSN in Women’s Health degree will prepare you to become licensed in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, and WY.

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