Online Nurse Practitioner Programs (Online APRN Programs)

For registered nurses (RNs) who are interested in becoming advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), but are not sure if they want to become family nurse practitioners (FNPs), we have information about related degree programs, including certified nurse midwifery programs (CNM), women’s health nurse practitioner programs (WHNP), and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner programs (AGNP). Whereas family nurse practitioner programs train individuals to care for children, adolescents, and adults within the context of the family, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner programs prepare RNs to provide treatment and health guidance to adults across the lifespan. Nurse midwifery programs train registered nurses to care for pregnant women throughout the stages of their pregnancy, as well as to provide primary care services to women. Women’s health nurse practitioner programs prepare RNs to care for women’s reproductive and overall health from adolescence on through old age.

Online graduate nursing programs, especially online nurse practitioner (NP) programs, typically require students to make a limited number of visits to the campus per year to meet with fellow classmates and instructors. On OnlineFNPPrograms.com, we classify an online NP program as one that requires three or fewer visits to the campus per year. Online NP programs that primarily use online instruction methods but require more than three visits to the campus per year are not included on the site.

Currently, we have comprehensive directories of the following types of online APRN programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (both acute and primary care), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (both acute and primary care), Nurse Midwife, and Psychiatric Mental Health. In addition, for each degree program, we have detailed information about degree options (BSN to MSN, RN to MSN, Post-MSN Certificate), clinical hours requirements, on-campus visits, and typical curriculum structure and courses.

Online NP Programs

  • Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs (AGACNP): This article describes the different types of online adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner programs that are available to registered nurses who wish to work in adult-gerontology acute care. It explains the typical admission requirements for such programs, and also provides details on curricula, clinical hours requirements, and campus visits.
  • Online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Programs (AGPCNP): This article provides information about the different types of online adult-gerontology nurse practitioner programs that are available to registered nurses who wish to become adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners, adult nurse practitioners, or geriatric nurse practitioners. It explains the general admission requirements for these programs, and also describes these programs’ typical curriculum length, coursework, clinical hours requirements, and campus visits requirements.
  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs (FNP): This article provides detailed information about the different types of online family nurse practitioner programs, including BSN to MSN, Bachelor’s to MSN, RN to MSN, and post-MSN FNP programs. Find a complete list of nursing schools offering each type of online FNP degree program, along with their admission requirements, estimated tuition costs, and program start dates.
  • Online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs (NNP): This article provides detailed information about the different types of accredited online neonatal nurse practitioner programs, including RN to MSN, BSN to MSN, Bachelor’s to MSN, and post-MSN NNP programs. It also offers explanations of the admission criteria, campus visit and clinical practicum requirements, typical coursework, and general length of these programs.
  • Online Certified Nurse Midwifery Programs (CNM): This article explains the different types of accredited online nurse midwifery programs that are available to RNs who want to become certified nurse midwives, including BSN to MSN, Bachelor’s to MSN, RN to MSN, and post-MSN programs in nurse midwifery. It also discusses these programs’ admission requirements, typical length, common coursework, mandatory campus visits, and clinical hours requirements.
  • Online Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs (PACNP): This article describes the different types of accredited online pediatric acute care nurse practitioner programs, including BSN to MSN, Bachelor’s to MSN, RN to MSN, and post-MSN PACNP programs. It also discusses this type of program’s admission requirements, typical length, clinical hours and campus visit requirements, and common courses.
  • Online Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs (PPCNP): This article discusses the various types of online pediatric primary care nurse practitioner programs that are available to RNs who want to work in pediatric primary care. It also describes the general admission requirements for these types of programs, and provides details on their typical curriculum, common classes, clinical hours requirements, and campus visits requirements.
  • Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs (PMHNP): This article describes the different online psychiatric / mental health nurse practitioner programs that are available to registered nurses who wish to work with patients suffering from psychiatric and mental health conditions. It discusses the general admission requirements for these programs, and provides details on their typical curricula, including program length, units, and common courses. This resource also explains the clinical hours and campus visit requirements for online PMHNP programs.
  • Online Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Programs (WHNP): This article describes accredited online women’s health nurse practitioner programs, and outlines their typical admission requirements, curriculum structure, length of study, common classes, clinical hours requirements, and mandatory campus visits.