Research College of Nursing is suspending admission for the FNP track after January 15, 2022. Learn more about this pause to plan for the New Essentials. As we update our program offerings, please do not hesitate to contact RCoN admissions for the latest information and assistance toward achieving your educational goals.

95% RCoN Pass Rate for AANP Certification

$100k Average Annual NP Salary according to BLS

97% RCoN Alumni Employed in Degree Field

6:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Earn Your Master of Science in Nursing

Are you ready to become a leader in patient–centered, comprehensive health care? Research College of Nursing offers the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track.

Our FNP track prepares nurses to provide primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan. The FNP role includes preventative health care, as well as the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness for individuals and families. FNPs demonstrate a commitment to family-centered care and understand the relevance of the family’s identified community in the delivery of care.

  • Part-time enrollment; 26 credit hours are available fully online
  • Total program is 46 credit hours, including 660 clinical practicum hours
  • Graduates will be eligible for certification through recognized national certifying bodies
  • Total program takes 2.5 to 3.5 years to complete

HCA employees eligible for tuition discount.

Post Master’s certificate for those with a previous MSN degree.

Student Story

"Looking back on it today, I’m so thankful. The experience you get at Research College of Nursing is so well rounded. You are exposed to different aspects of health and wellness. They help you every step of the way and can tailor it to what you are going through in life. It is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made." Liz Graham, BSN ’10 & FNP ‘18

What You Will Gain

As a graduate NP student at Research College of Nursing you’ll gain:

  • A school uniquely created for nursing leadership
  • Access to network within the top healthcare system – HCA Healthcare
  • Convenient hybrid learning online and on-ground
  • Opportunities to make an impact through community-based leadership activities

Equip yourself with the latest education and tools to lead effectively within a complex health care environment. RCoN students are challenged to become heroic leaders who demonstrate a commitment to innovation and excellence.


To comply with state and higher education regulations Research College of Nursing has approval to accept MSN students living in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Note: Nurse Practitioner clinical must occur in Missouri or Kansas.