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2024 Nurses Month

  • Application Deadline: August 2, 2024
  • Classes Start: August 26, 2024

  •  Designed for the Working Nurse
  •  Time-saving Clinical Placement Services
  •  Fully online coursework (excluding clinicals)


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Make a Positive Impact in Your Community as an FNP

Prepare to become a confident and capable family nurse practitioner. AIC’s online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner is designed for working RNs to promote critical reflection, collaboration, professionalism, and lifelong learning. In our online MSN-FNP, you will explore topics such as nursing research, policy and politics of healthcare, advanced concepts of health assessment, advanced concepts of pharmacology, and more. Beyond the classroom, your dedicated placement team will help connect you to clinical rotations in your local area, where you’ll gain hands-on experience alongside an experienced care provider. You’ll graduate as an APRN with the comprehension and clinical expertise required to sit for the FNP licensure exam.

About the Online MSN FNP Program

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner program (MSN-FNP) at American International College (AIC) is an optimal pathway to expand your nursing career into the primary health care field. AIC has a long-standing history of making education more accessible to people of all backgrounds, with a legacy centered around diversity, access, and inclusion. With this degree, you can become part of this legacy by providing access to primary health care for people in need in your community. 

The program is based on an integrated curriculum and is designed for working nurses. This program will explore such topics as nursing research, policy and politics of healthcare, advanced concepts of health assessment, advanced concepts of pharmacology and more. It offers online coursework (in addition to clinical hours) and one 3-day in-person residency, making it an ideal option for practicing nurses to earn their MSN, while caring for their patients. 

  • Coursework offered online 
  • Full-time format with completion in just over two and a half years 
  • Complimentary clinical placement services 
  • Clinical hours with a preceptor near your community 
  • CCNE Accredited* 

The AIC Advantage

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Working Nurse Friendly
Designed for practicing nurses to earn an MSN degree while caring for their patients

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Legacy of Diversity, Access & Inclusion
A history of making education more accessible for persons of all backgrounds

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Dedicated Advising & Clinical Placement Support
Consistent education support and assistance securing clinical rotations in your community

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Affordable Tuition
Competitively priced tuition compared to similar programs

Clinical Placement Services


How does the clinical placement process work?

You’ll work with a dedicated AIC placement coordinator who will walk you through the process and be your primary point of contact. Based on your goals and where you live, your placement coordinator will identify an appropriate site and preceptor for you within a reasonable driving distance.


How should I prepare for nursing clinicals?

You will be in close communication with your placement coordinator all the way through to graduation. He or she will ensure you complete all requirements and meet deadlines, answer your questions, verify your clearance requirements, and walk you through the nursing clinicals checklist.


When will I receive my clinical placement details?

You will receive a notification from your placement coordinator prior to each clinical start date. Once the placement has been confirmed and communicated, you are encouraged to begin working directly with your preceptor to establish a schedule.


What can I expect during nursing clinicals?

All clinical experiences are slightly different because students work in a variety of health care environments. During your clinical rotation, you will be under the close supervision of your preceptor and the indirect supervision of an AIC clinical faculty supervisor.

Admission Requirements:

To be considered for enrollment in this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • Active RN license 
  • 2 Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement 


Online MSN FNP Sample Curriculum

Nursing knowledge development, worldview and competencies of the advanced practice nurse are examined. The focus of this course is professional practice development, communication, leadership, team building and interdisciplinary collaboration. PREREQUISITE: None

Health assessment of individuals and families are explored from the perspective of client-centered care, safety, cultural diversity, genomics and biopsychosocial principles. Laboratory practice is required. PREREQUISITES: NUR6040, NUR6041

First in a series of six clinical management courses for nurse practitioners. The focus of the course is on the application of advanced pathophysiology concepts and clinical decision-making skills to interpret assessment data and develop diagnoses and treatment plans in primary care of adults. The integration of research and evidence-based practice, teaching/health promotion and consultation skills within the context of collaborative practice are emphasized. PREREQUISITES: NUR6510, NUR6510

This course is a capstone experience in which the family nurse practitioner students continue to develop knowledge and expertise in the role as a primary care provider. Autonomy in clinical decision-making is emphasized. Family nurse practitioner students increase their levels of responsibility for independent client and family management in health promotion and disease prevention. PREREQUISITE: NUR6561

Affordable Tuition: Online MSN-FNP Programs

American International College’s Online MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner program offers competitively priced tuition, the flexibility of online coursework, and the support of a clinical placement team dedicated to making your clinical experience seamless.

See how we compare in the table below.

American International College


Tuition: $39,100

Simmons University


Tuition: $58,080

Regis College


Tuition: $45,540

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Tuition: $48,840

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accredited*

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New England Commission of Higher Education

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Top National College
by U.S. News & World Report

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Tamia Cheeks
MSN ’23

"Online classes can be very intimidating, but the program sets up in a way where it’s a lot easier to stay disciplined and the lectures and information is very clear cut so it’s manageable to dissect for future exams or assignments. Professors of the program are excellent communicators. Emails are answered within 24 hours but mostly less than that. Professors and administrators were phenomenal at keeping us on track and making sure we were not left behind. I’ve taken other online programs/classes and AIC FNP program is the first online program where I didn’t feel alone, felt off-task every week or overwhelmed."

holistic care

A Career of Caring 

Expand your nursing career into the primary care field 

As a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), you’ll provide holistic care to families and patients of all ages, creating relationships that can last throughout their lifetime. FNPs perform physical exams, provide healthcare and treatment plans, order and perform diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and so much more.  


 2 intakes per year

 Full-time: 8 semesters

 100% online coursework

Online MSN FNP Program Outcomes

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to meet the educational requirements for a licensed family nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and similar professional designations in other states. You will gain experience addressing such topics as the art and science of advanced nursing, policy and politics of healthcare, health assessment, primary care clinical management. The program includes coursework in research, assessment, advanced concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology, and more. A 665-hour clinical internship in a practicum is required for successful course completion.

Numbers Define the Need for Nurse Practitioners in America

0 %
projected growth by 2031*
600k+ job listings in the past 5 years*
142k graduates in that same 5-year timeframe*

Frequently Asked Questions

MSN-FNP stands for Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). FNPs are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who deliver primary healthcare to children, young adults, adults, and older adults. They promote healthy lifestyles for individuals and families by educating and counseling their patients.

To become a family nurse practitioner, you must first earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and obtain RN licensure. Next, you will need to earn a graduate FNP degree (MSN or DNP), pass the FNP certification exam, and apply for FNP licensure in your state.

Family nurse practitioners provide a wide variety of family-focused health care services to patients of all ages, from infants to adolescents and young adults to older adults. FNPs are responsible for performing physical exams, ordering and performing diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, developing treatment plans, and much more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse practitioner ranks as the # 2 best job in the United States and projects a 46% growth rate from 2021-2031.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates a salary of $124,680, on average, for nurse practitioners.

American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* 

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 


The post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The accreditation decision was made by the CCNE Board of Commissioners during its April 25-28, 2023 meeting, and the effective date of accreditation is October 5, 2022. 

The online MSN-FNP is a full-time program designed for working nurses. The program is 8 semesters in length and can be completed in 2 years and 7 months.

The online MSN-FNP program costs $850 per credit hour for a total investment of $39,100 + fees*. Financial Aid may be available to our online students.  

*Please speak with your enrollment advisor about additional program fees. 

Yes. Our faculty members are experienced practitioners who are experts in their field and are dedicated to your success in diverse healthcare settings.


Employment Outcome


$124,680 Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Job postings in prior 5 years: More than 600k

Common places of employment for family nurse practitioners include:


Projected growth by 2031

Employment Outcome


$124,680 Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Job postings in prior 5 years: More than 600k

Common places of employment for family nurse practitioners include:


Physician Offices


General Medical and Surgical Hospitals


Outpatient Care Centers


Health Care Practitioner Offices

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Dedicated Student Support

An AIC Enrollment Advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Click the button below to fill out a form and start the conversation.

Your advisor can help with:

  •   Admission Requirements
  •   Curriculum details
  •   Field placement
  •   Enrollment support
  •   Tuition costs
  •   Financial aid
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Elizabeth Comino, Enrollment Advisor at American International College
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