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Focus on family health with our online nursing master’s degree

Expand your nursing career by learning best primary-care practices for adults and children with the family nurse practitioner concentration of our master of science in nursing (MSN) program at Davenport University. This MSN family nurse practitioner program emphasizes continuing and comprehensive wellness and illness care for individuals, as well as illness management, health promotion and health education for communities.

We offer both full-time and part-time programs and you can continue to work while you study by earning your online nursing master’s degree through our Global Campus. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our master of science in nursing program will equip you with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills demanded in today's advanced nursing roles. Plus, by earning your nursing MSN, you’re setting yourself on a path to earn a higher nursing salary. 

Our nursing master’s programs are led by nursing faculty and staff that are highly qualified clinicians and nurse educators. They maintain close partnerships with health care networks to ensure you receive the best clinical placements for your career goals. With these high-quality experiences and instructors, you’ll be positioned to join graduates of Davenport’s nursing master’s programs who have passed their nursing certification exams at rates above the national average.

What is a master of science in nursing?

A master of science in nursing is a graduate-level academic degree that gives working nurses and students a pathway to advanced nursing roles and a higher nursing salary.

As a Davenport MSN family nurse practitioner graduate, you’ll be prepared to serve a diverse patient base across the socioeconomic spectrum and in settings from community outreach clinics to private practices. You’ll be a primary point of contact for the health care needs of individuals and families and have the ability to track, treat and educate patients.

Explore classes for this nursing master’s program

The family nurse practitioner concentration of Davenport’s online nursing master’s program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to serve a broad array of patients. Your classes will include acute and episodic problems across the lifespan, advanced practice nursing care of women, childbearing, family and pediatrics, management of patients and families with chronic conditions, and advanced gerontology. Each nursing MSN course at Davenport aligns with Quality Matters (QM) and undergoes Instructional Design evaluation for quality assurance. This means you can rest assured that our nursing master’s program meets the highest standards.

Round out your master of science in nursing with primary-care clinical experiences and a family nurse practitioner capstone project.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Enter a field with an employment rate projected to grow 45%
Earn a $117,670 average nurse practitioner salary with your nursing MSN
Pay 20% lower nursing MSN tuition as a member of MHA
Gain flexibility with our 100% online nursing master’s degree

Why pursue an online nursing master’s degree at Davenport?

Davenport’s online MSN family nurse practitioner program includes direct clinical practice in a variety of primary-care practice settings. You’ll complete a hands-on intensive using high-fidelity simulation technology, online virtual health assessment tools and precision simulators under the supervision of nurse practitioner preceptors. With a 6:1 student/faculty ratio for clinical placements, you’ll receive more one-on-one attention from Davenport’s highly credentialed and experienced nursing instructors.

Davenport’s online nursing master’s degree will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing MSN peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.

To help relieve some of the financial barriers to your MSN family nurse practitioner degree, Davenport will waive your nursing MSN application fee and extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Convenience for your online nursing master’s

Choose an MSN family nurse practitioner program that’s designed to be completed 100% online for working nurses like you. You can also earn your degree in less than two years or choose part-time course delivery to fit within your demanding schedule.


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Exceptional test preparation

Graduates of Davenport’s nursing MSN pass their certification exams at rates higher than the national average.


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One-on-one attention

Gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in small classes that offer individualized attention from highly credentialed faculty.


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Key clinical placements

Earn a nursing MSN that supports your career goals with the right clinical placements, thanks to our dedicated clinical care staff.


Get started on your MSN family nurse practitioner degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your master of science in nursing at Davenport.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to a nursing MSN, leading to a higher nursing salary. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog