Program Overview


In today’s expanding field of nursing, possibilities abound for your career advancement. The Carson-Newman MSN program prepares you with the knowledge and skills to work as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. Designed for nurses currently working full time, the MSN program can be completed by attending classes on campus one night a week. The program is also available fully online. Stress-free clinical placements give you practical experiences in women's health, pediatrics and primary care. 

Available MSN Track:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Online Option Available

On-Campus MSN-FNP Program 

Classes - 1 day per week / Tuesdays
Lab -
1 semester - Nurs 507 / Wednesdays
- based on student and preceptor schedules


Online MSN-FNP & Post Master's FNP Certificate Programs

Carson-Newman University's fully online MSN-FNP & Post Master's FNP Certificate programs allow you to earn your degree on a schedule that works for your busy lifestyle and responsibilities. Learn more.

Online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master's FNP Certificate


MSN-FNP Program

Total Credits: 46 Credits 

Total Clinical Hours: 660-690 

32 months

Complete the program on-campus or online (Online students are required to participate in a three-day residency on campus when taking Health Assessment but will complete clinical experiences in their local area.)

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Interested in a certificate? Carson-Newman also offers a post-master's FNP certificate

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Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061


The master’s degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.




A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least 4.5 credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.

Payment Plans

Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.

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