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Online Nursing Programs from Florida A&M University

Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs

Build your career with an accelerated HBCU nursing program designed for aspiring leaders. Learn online from field experts and prepare for your next step in providing exceptional care to diverse patients.

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Licensure Preparation

FAMU’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)* and provide exceptional preparation for nursing licensure exams.

Transfer Credits Accepted

Our online nursing programs offer a generous transfer credit policy, allowing you to transfer up to 6 credits to a graduate degree.

100% Online Plus In-Person Work

100% online academic coursework plus in-person lab, intensives, and clinical work.

Academic Excellence with Caring

From management to private practice, there are countless pathways to follow in nursing. Take the next step in your career and discover how an online nursing program could impact your future with Florida A&M University.

FAMU is among the top 10 producers of minority nurses in the United States among historically black colleges and universities. The School of Nursing is the United States’ oldest continuing baccalaureate nursing program at an HBCU. Established in 1904 as a hospital-based program, it became the first baccalaureate program in Florida in 1936 and has since built a legacy of excellence by providing instruction from outstanding educators and licensure preparation through its virtual classroom.

Choose from a selection of career-focused online nursing programs and make your next move towards career advancement today.

Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Online, On-Campus

5 – 8 semesters Duration

42 Credits

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Online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

  • ACEN-accredited
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • 100% online

Advance your nursing practice with hands-on experience in adult health and graduate fully prepared to care for diverse, underserved communities.

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

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Online, On-Campus

5-8 semesters Duration

42 Credits

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Online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

  • ACEN-accredited
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • 100% online

Gain the advanced skills to uphold the highest standards of women’s health while preparing for licensing as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

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

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Advanced Nursing Career Outlook

The field of nursing is growing fast as advancements in healthcare and technology make new medical treatments possible. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 121,000 new positions for nurse practitioners are expected to be created by 2030.1 With an online nursing degree from FAMU, you’ll prepare for the next step in your career as a leader in this in-demand field and gain the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of your patients.

  • Nurse Practitioner: $123,780 per year1
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner: $90,296 per year2
  • OB GYN Nurse Practitioner: $96,144 per year3
  • Registered Nurse (BSN): $77,600 per year4
  • Clinical Nurse Leader: $84,652 per year5

Over 276,000 new RN positions expected to be created by 20304

45% growth is expected for the field of advanced nursing1

Up to $200,540 earned by top nurse practitioners in 20211

Answers to Common Questions

Find these and more common questions and answers on our FAQ page.

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.

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.

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

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

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Apr. 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm.
  2. Average Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Salary. May 21, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Adult-Gerontology_Nurse_Practitioner_(AGNP)/Salary.
  3. Average Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) with Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Skills Salary. Jul. 11, 2022. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Women%27s_Health_Nurse_Practitioner_(NP)/Salary/9a0a6d1b/Obstetrics-Gynecology-OB-GYN.
  4. Registered Nurses. Apr. 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.
  5. Average Clinical Nurse Leader Hourly Pay. Jun. 26, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Nurse_Leader/Salary.

*BSN – The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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