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

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 either the 48-credit Master of Science (MS) degree or the 84-credit Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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 FNP MS and DNP program only accept students within the fall semester. Please submit materials no later than January 15 to begin the following fall semester. The fall application opens mid-September of each year.

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Days Until Application Deadline
Ends On January 15, 2021

UConn FNP Information Session

Attend an FNP Information Session
UConn FNP January Information Session
Monday, January 4 at 4:00 PM

What Students Are Saying

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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

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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