Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Degree

Earn Your MSN With Online Coursework

RN’s with a Bachelor’s Degree

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Earn Your Degree With Online Coursework

from a university that’s been training superior nurses and health professional for over 100 years

Personalized instruction from clinically experienced, academically distinguished faculty.

State-of-the-art on-campus simulation facilities, and advanced interactive online learning experiences.

A curriculum that challenges you to extend your capabilities as an evidence-based practitioner.

A focus on meeting the healthcare needs of underserved and multicultural populations and to recruiting nurses from diverse backgrounds.

Comprehensive clinical, practical, and professional preparation for new responsibilities as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Our Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree program, with online coursework and clinical training in your community, offers you the rigorous, patient-oriented curriculum we teach on campus in a convenient format that fits your life. Samuel Merritt University FNP students in the online program are required to attend two on-campus intensives at the Sacramento campus.

  • Access from wherever you are
  • Interactive learning experiences
  • A national network of colleagues
  • Personalized Instruction
  • More control over your schedule


rise for FNP job openings between 2016 and 2026, significantly faster than the 7% growth rate expected for all occupations over the same period


in Best Health Care Jobs as Ranked by the US News & World Report


increase in demand for nurse practitioners over the past three years, according to a Merritt Hawkins annual report