University of Missouri-Kansas City

Family Nurse Practitioner

Quick Facts


Doctor of nursing practice

Delivery Mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost



1-2 courses per semester


4-5 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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The family nurse practitioner (FNP) track prepares students for advanced practice of nursing in the primary health care of children and adults. Advanced practice nurses (APRNs) provide high-quality health care services in a wide range of problems from acute, chronic and wellness care to health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. The core courses provide a solid foundation in the use of evidence-based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Clinical experiences are precepted in community or outpatient-based settings after approval by the faculty. 

person smiling wearing white coat and stethoscope

Career Prospects

Graduates take the national certification exam for their specialty and practice as a nurse practitioner in any area of the United States. They may also take positions as faculty in school of nursing and in clinical research positions.


Employment growth


Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is blended. You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two courses each semester and finish in four to five years.

Course work includes:

  • Health care outcomes and epidemiology
  • Advanced health assessment skills
  • Cultural diversity and values
  • Ethics in practice and research
  • Advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The DNP at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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