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Associate's in Nursing to Master's in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Want to serve the diverse health needs within your community at the next level? With IWU’s ASN to NP degree program, you can make the most of your Associate of Science in Nursing with an FNP degree credential that equips you to support a number of primary care health settings as a family nurse practitioner. Prepare to deliver culturally-competent care to families and communities with this ASN to MSN FNP you can complete mostly online.

Why Pursue My FNP Degree Online at IWU?

From evidence-based practice curriculum to offering advanced practice nursing programs fully online, the IWU School of Nursing has been at the forefront of healthcare education for more than 40 years. Today, we are proud to offer a faculty of industry experts, a faith perspective for hope and healing, and the support you need to pursue better outcomes for your primary care career and your patients. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in healthcare.  One more thing: your tuition rates are locked in the moment you start. You will experience no tuition hikes for the duration of your program.

What Will I Learn in an ASN-NP Program?

Starting with BSN-level coursework in nursing and foundations of the practice, your studies will progress to leadership in nursing and approaches to transcultural care. The FNP degree program prepares students to transition in their professional development to the level of an advanced nursing care provider able to effectively serve populations across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds. Take advantage of clinicals you can complete within your own community to apply your learning to your practice.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

68 Credit Hours


$455/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program

Coursework for your FNP degree program covers how to:

  • Provide primary care to diverse populations across the lifespan
  • Initiate an evidence-based approach to improve primary care practice
  • Collaborate with multiple professions to provide care for individuals, families, and communities with complex health needs
  • Integrate a Christian perspective in providing primary care
  • Influence healthcare policy, organization, and finance in primary care practice

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, working with all age groups in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, hospital settings, independent practice, and more.
  • Nurse Educator

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Admission to all Masters Nursing majors begins with submission of required application forms, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Acceptance into any Masters Nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.

To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Masters Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to:

  • Interview; and/or
  • Take the GRE.


  • An associate degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The awarding school of nursing must have national nursing programmatic accreditation (CCNE, ACEN, CNEA).
  • A grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the Associate Degree-granting college or university.


Applicants who do not meet the GPA listed in the criteria for regular admission and have at least a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA from all previous studies may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take 9-credit hours of bachelors nursing courses to establish a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Students who have earned a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in bachelors nursing courses, will meet the criteria for regular admission.
  • An unsatisfactory grade (C- or lower in any NUR course) while conditionally admitted will result in administrative withdrawal from the program and denial of regular admission.
  • Students who do not earn a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in bachelors nursing courses will be denied regular admission.
  • Proof that all nursing licenses - whether current or inactive - are unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • All applicants must provide three letters of professional reference. References should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, work supervisors, or a pastor who can evaluate the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family members are NOT appropriate. These letters should be solicited from professionals who can address the applicant's qualifications for the MSN programs.
  • Original transcript from the degree-granting institution.
  • A criminal history background check (at the student's expense) must be completed before registration for any track of the Masters Nursing program. Letters of acceptance from the Division of Masters Nursing will include instructions for completing the background check. The criminal background check must be completed no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the first course.
  • Completion of all undergraduate and MSN requirements for the specific program major.
  • Met the minimum grade requirement for each course.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • PYC students must complete a minimum of 700 hours of supervised practicum with no less than 645 patient encounters. Out of the total 645 encounters students must complete a minimum of 300 adult patient encounters, (40 of these related to women's health), and 150 Pediatric encounters.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Practice is an essential component of the graduate nursing program. Practicum courses offer students the opportunity to develop and integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based advanced practice. If required by the facility, cost for placement is the responsibility of the student.

  • Students in the Primary Care Nursing program must complete a minimum of 700 hours of supervised practicum at an onsite facility the student obtains permissions to work within.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.
  • Students must fulfill all requirements as stipulated by practicum sites.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

The master's degree programs in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( IWU is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 


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