The NDMU Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage care for individuals of all ages in primary care settings. With caring at the center of nursing practice, you will learn to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions with consideration for the whole person. Beyond managing disease, our program emphasizes wellness coaching to reduce the risk for chronic diseases linked to lifestyle choices.
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MSN Programs at NDMU

NDMU healthcare programs share a common focus on compassionate care with consideration for the whole person. Our MSN programs develop nurses and leaders committed to promoting health in their communities.


When you enroll in the FNP program at NDMU, you will progress through the program in a cohort, a group that supports one another along the way.

Part-Time Format

Our part-time format is designed for nurses in practice to complete the program within 27 months.


The NDMU FNP program offers a dynamic blend of in-person and online classes, interactive coursework, simulations, and extensive clinical practice experiences. Approximately 50% of class time will be on campus, while the other half will be online with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats.

Class Schedules

Each semester, you will take 2 or 3 courses (5-8 credits), which generally meet once a week.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes are lived by graduates as:


Create a space for leaders in advanced roles for ‘being-with’ students, staff, and other health care colleagues that reveals authentic nursing presence.


Demonstrate and cultivate excellence in leadership praxis through the synthesis of research, theory, and reflective practice.


Lead change by serving as an active voice for nurses and nursing with patients, families, communities, and organizations regarding health policy and social justice within an ethical framework.


Create an environment that promotes critical inquiry through multiple ways of knowing.


Nurture a place for healing, personal and professional growth, and a culture of caring for self and others.


Foster an environment of excellence and courage for staff and student colleagues to interpret the evidence through the lens of multiple ways of knowing.


MSN Core Courses

Introduction to Scholarly Caring Inquiry (3)
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
Advancing Caring Science through Scholarly Inquiry (3)
Caring Nursing Leadership (2)

Core Advanced Practice Courses

Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3)
Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning (3)
Population Health for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Family Theory & Dynamics (2)

FNP Track Specialty Courses

Role Transition for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2)

Primary Care I: Adults in Community (3)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum I (2)

Primary Care II: Adolescents to Adult-Gerontology (3)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum II (3)

Advanced Primary Care of Infants and Children (2)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum III (3)

Advanced Primary Care Practicum IV (4)

Total Credits: 47

Practicum Experience

Distinct practicum courses are built into the FNP program, providing experiential learning opportunities with diverse populations across the life span.