Family Nurse Practitioner

Accredited Family Nurse Practitioner Degree- Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Advance your career.

Advance your nursing education and professional career by earning your terminal degree. 

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Murray State University educates baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurses for a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). You will learn how to provide primary care to patients in a variety of settings. The role of the FNP builds on the competencies of RNs and includes:

  • Providing comprehensive care to individuals and families across the lifespan
  • ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions
  • prescribing medication and other treatments
  • managing patient’s overall well-being through health promotion and disease prevention
  • providing counseling and education

Learn from where you live.

The blended distance learning format shortens your time on campus. The combination curriculum of online and distance study so you can learn from where you live and work. The first year of the program is 100% online. The second and third years of the program include brief periods of time on campus in Murray. Clinical experiences can be completed at your home site (preceptor contract must be obtained).

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Competitive tuition.

Regardless of your location, you will pay in-state Kentucky tuition rates. Students complete the degree in 36 months.

Doctoral tuition rates

Dedicated faculty and staff will support you each step of the way.

The FNP faculty are up-to-date in current practice and have many years of experience as Family Nurse Practitioners.

Our graduates are successful.

100% of our graduates have passed the certification exam on the first attempt and 100% of our graduates have jobs after graduation

What’s next?

Connect with our faculty to learn more. We’re here to help answer any questions you may have!


Ready to apply?

Applying is easy! Apply for Murray State University Graduate Admission first, then apply to the DNP program. Applications are reviewed after March 1 with rolling admission.

Step 1: Apply for Murray State Graduate Admission
Step 2: Apply to the DNP program

Contact Us

Dr. Kristin Reid

Dr. Kristin Reid

DNP Program Director and Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Professions


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