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East Tennessee State University

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner

ETSU Online Nursing FNP

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 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.



Program of Study

The Master of Science in Nursing includes 46 credit hours of coursework. 

Specific courses will be required of students who plan to take a national certification examination, and all students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination or satisfactorily complete culminating experience in the final semester of the program.

Courses are selected and approved in conjunction with the student’s advisor.

You can find more information including curriculum and graduation requirements in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.


MSN Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

Additional admission requirements for the Master of Science in Program include:

An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed.

Bachelors degree with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Successful completion of a 3-semester hour or 4-quarter hour undergraduate level statistics course.

Graduate School TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) score requirements vary by TBR universities. ETSU students must meet ETSU English language proficiency standards.

Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School at the home campus to which the student is referred.

Additional information can be found on the ETSU College of Nursing MSN website, or by contacting us using the form below.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094



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