Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Online Degree
FNP Training for Nurses Seeking to Provide Primary Care for Every Stage of Life


The FNP online concentration is a part of UConn's Nursing master's (MS) and doctoral (DNP) online degree programs. To learn about all of UConn's online Nursing concentrations, visit

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Connecticut prepares advanced practice nurses to assess, diagnose, monitor, treat, and coordinate the care of individuals across the lifespan within the context of family and community in primary care settings.

The program is designed for licensed registered nurses who currently hold a bachelor's degree and aspire to become advanced practice nurses.

You may choose the:

  • 48-credit Master of Science in Nursing (MS) degree.
  • 78 to 80-credit BS to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BS-DNP) degree.
  • Those with a master’s degree in nursing may choose the 30+-credit Post-Graduate Certificate. The variable credit requirement would be based on what the applicant may have already completed as part of their master’s in nursing degree.

This completely online FNP program is taught by the UConn School of Nursing faculty, all highly experienced practitioners in their field.

Graduates of this concentration are prepared to apply for eligibility for the FNP Primary Care certification examination prepared by an approved national organization as accepted by the Board of Registration in Nursing. The FNP online master’s and DNP degrees are not approved for students residing outside of the United States.

Note: With exceptional success, between 2013 and 2020, 100% of UConn FNP graduates passed their American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examinations on their first attempt.


What Is a Family Nurse Practitioner?

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's Degree: Nurse consulting with patient in medical officeToday’s family nurse practitioners (FNPs) provide comprehensive patient-focused primary care to individuals across the lifespan—from infants to the elderly. Their focus includes delivering preventive healthcare services for both acute and chronic conditions, requiring them to diagnose and treat illnesses, perform routine checkups, oversee health-risk assessments, and offer counseling services.

FNPs generally work in primary care practices including women’s health, family practice, pediatric, and internal medicine clinics. Often FNPs are found in outpatient settings like independent practice clinics, women’s health centers, and community health clinics.

Job opportunities are abundant for FNPs because of their ability to work in a spectrum of clinical settings. It is common for FNPs to collaborate with healthcare and social service professionals in numerous settings, such as schools, workplaces, and community-based organizations. And FNPs tend to enjoy traditional work hours like those of a physician offices.


The Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program accepts applications for entry beginning in early September and continuing on a semi-rolling basis until the cohort is filled. Semi-rolling means completed applications are reviewed in the order they are received until the cohort is filled or the deadline of January 15. Please submit materials as early as possible, late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Entry to the program is in the following fall semester.

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Days Until Application Deadline
Ends On January 15, 2022

The application for the Fall 2021 semester is currently closed; the program is filled to capacity. Please join our mailing list. We will notify you once the Fall 2022 application is available.

UConn FNP Information Session

Attend an FNP Information Session
September Information Session 1
Monday, September 13 at 4:00 PM
September Information Session 2
Monday, September 27 at 5:00 PM
October Information Session
Monday, October 25 at 5:00 PM
November Information Session
Tuesday, November 16 at 5:00 PM
December Information Session
Monday, December 13 at 5:00 PM

What Students Are Saying

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Student Angela Pianka Headshot

Angela Pianka

“UConn’s FNP program made becoming an FNP attainable. I worked as a floor nurse on a post-op/medical floor for seven years and truly enjoyed it"... READ MORE

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Nadia Maseto

“After a 15 year nursing career I knew I wanted to do more. I also knew that one day I wanted to teach and pass my knowledge to younger nurses,"... READ MORE

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner

Krista Roberts

“After serving as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer in a primary care clinic, I knew I wanted to be a family nurse practitioner. The school of nursing at UConn"... READ MORE