Provide holistic care to families across the health care continuum in our online, CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration (MSN-FNP)*.
Benefit from a responsive curriculum based on the most up-to-date scientific medical research. Plus, learn from active practitioners who understand the demand of modern health care and can pass their real-world knowledge on to you.
The curriculum includes 500+ hours of learning in clinical settings, with placement support from George Mason University’s clinical coordinator. Equip yourself with the skills to build an evidence-based practice and integrate your learning into your everyday work.
Ranked a Top-50 Best Nursing School Master’s Program by U.S. News & World Report, 2019
When you complete our 49-credit MSN-FNP, you will be able to:
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients
- Perform a focused assessment of a patient across the lifespan
- Use patient and clinical data to formulate health care diagnoses
- Provide an evidence-based, patient-centered plan of care appropriate for individual patients
- Identify and evaluate appropriate therapeutic interventions for the management of individual patients
- Collaborate across health care disciplines with a foundation of interprofessional experience
- Address the social determinants of health in the care of patients and populations
In addition, this program prepares you to sit for certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Mason graduates pass these exams at a rate above the national average.
Population and public health are a core focus of this program. You’ll learn to work within any community and gain a full understanding of your patients’ needs and background, so you can provide the best possible treatment plan and care.
Plus, as an R1 (Research 1) university, we help you develop an evidence-based practice informed by modern research. Learn to identify credible sources, review the latest medical journals and reports, and understand current medical research.
Combined with micro-level clinical skills, you’ll graduate with the comprehensive, responsive knowledge you need to ensure exceptional outcomes for your patients.
Direct Contact With Practicing Faculty
Seventy-five percent of our faculty are active practitioners who will give you individual attention and support throughout this program. Learn directly from health care providers who have directed clinics, served diverse, low-income populations, and conducted research in models of service for underserved communities and chronic diseases.
Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines
To provide holistic care, modern practitioners need to collaborate with a variety of health care providers, from nutritionists and social workers to psychologists and health informaticists. Mason weaves interprofessional experiences throughout your curriculum, so working across disciplines becomes second nature.
Our MSN curriculum is founded on IPEC (Interprofessional Educational Collaborative) Core Competencies, including putting patients’ needs first, respecting patients’ dignity and privacy, and cooperating with other care providers to create a climate of mutual respect.
This program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Apply here or request more information if you have any questions.
Virtual Open House
The George Mason University faculty dedicates time throughout the year to hold interactive sessions online for those who want to learn more about the programs we offer. If you would like to find out more about what you can expect from an online MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, visit our pre-recorded Virtual Open House and watch at your convenience. For information on upcoming sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
*The MSN-FNP online graduate program is approved to confer a degree in most states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from a few select states. Please check with your individual state on approval status.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool (https://provost.gmu.edu/licensure) for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.