Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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Specialize in comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family across the lifespan

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to manage the healthcare of individuals and families across the lifespan, from birth to the end of life. Students develop competencies in assessment, diagnosis, health promotion, and disease management in various primary care settings.

Students follow patients through the lifecycle, utilizing diagnostic and management skills in clinical settings such as pediatrics, women's health, adult, and geriatric primary care.

Completion of the Program enables graduates to be licensed and eligible for national certification (ANCC and AANP) as an FNP and practice in various settings.


Molloy University ANCC & AANP 2022 combined first time candidate pass rate for FNP - 90%


If interested, Molloy also offers a Post Baccalaureate in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner Pathway. Post-Baccalaureate to DNP


Learn more about our Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner program!

  • Required Courses

    Core Courses - 9 Credits

    • NUR 5051 Theoretical Applications in Transformative Leadership – 3 credits
    • NUR 5052 Reflective Practice and Advocacy – 3 credits
    • NUR 5053 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 3 credits


    Advanced Practice Core Courses - 12 Credits

    • NUR 5240 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 credits
    • NUR 5730 Pharmacotherapeutics – 3 credits
    • NUR 5722 FNP/PMHNP Advanced Physical Assessment (45 clinical/lab hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5831 Role of Nurse Practitioner – 3 credits


    FNP Program Courses - 18 Credits

    • NUR 5620 FNP: Practicum in Primary Care I (200 clinical hours) - 2 credits
    • NUR 5630 FNP: Practicum in Primary Care II (200 clinical hours) - 2 credits
    • NUR 5640 FNP: Practicum in Primary Care III (200 clinical hours) - 2 credits
    • NUR 5780 FNP: Diagnostic Reasoning (90 clinical hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5810 FNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics I – 3 credits
    • NUR 5820 FNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics II – 3 credits
    • NUR 5860 FNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III – 3 credits


    Elective Courses - 6 Credits Required

    Total Credits – 45

  • Catalog Course Descriptions

    For more information and course descriptions visit our Graduate Course Catalog.

    Family Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care - M.S.
  • Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP Pathway

    Designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers, the post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is a 5 year part time program where you will receive an advanced practice certification and registration as a nurse practitioner and obtain your DNP Degree.

    Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP
  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Program

    Already have your nursing masters? Further advance your career with a post-masters certificate. Molloy offers programs in nursing administration with informatics, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner primary care, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and nursing education.

    Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program - FNP