American International College Online FNP Programs

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American International College (AIC) online family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduate programs all feature an integrated curriculum designed for working nurses. The curriculum includes online coursework, one required three-day campus visit, and clinical placement assistance. 

The American International College (AIC) offers two online graduate FNP programs: an online MSN in family nurse practitioner and an online post-master’s family nurse practitioner certificate program. These programs are tailored to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in family nursing practice.

Both programs offer a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, holistic care, and integrating physical and mental health care for individuals and families. Students in these programs will learn to:

  • Conduct thorough health assessments and screenings for various health conditions
  • Diagnose and manage patients across the lifespan
  • Provide education and support to patients and their families
  • Implement evidence-based therapy interventions for acute and chronic conditions
  • Prescribe medications and manage patients’ pharmacological needs
  • Collaborate effectively within interdisciplinary healthcare teams

The faculty for both the online MSN and the online post-master’s certificate family nurse practitioner programs believe the curriculum for the Division of Nursing in the School of Health Sciences aligns with the competencies set forth by the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future (NOF) and adheres to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). These standards ensure graduates are well-prepared for the complexities of modern family healthcare.

AIC’s online family nurse practitioner program graduates are equipped to work in various settings, including primary care clinics, hospitals, outpatient facilities, schools, and community health organizations. They are also eligible to pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and obtain state licensure as applicable.

American International College is committed to excellence in nursing education and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), ensuring the highest standards of academic quality.

What to Expect from the American International College Online FNP Program

Admission Requirements: Prospective students of the online MSN and the post-master’s certificate family nurse practitioner programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the MSN program or a master of science in nursing for the post-master’s certificate, alongside an unrestricted RN license in their state of residence. 

Candidates must submit an online application with an application fee, a current resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts from all attended post-secondary institutions and a personal statement. Neither the GRE nor the GMAT is required for admission to either program. 

State Restrictions: American International College participates in the National Council State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and accepts applicants living in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

All applicants are advised to verify with their local state/territory licensure board to confirm that the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in their specific area.

Study Plan: The online MSN and post-master’s certificate family nurse practitioner programs are designed to accommodate working professionals. They combine real-world experience with online coursework and in-person clinicals. The MSN program can be completed in less than three years, while the post-master’s certificate programs can typically be completed in two years of full-time study. Both programs have two start dates each year and include comprehensive clinical placement services and practicums that can be fulfilled locally.

MSN and Post-Master’s Certificate FNP Curriculum: The online MSN program includes courses covering the art and science of advanced nursing, primary care clinical management: FNP IA, advanced practice capstone I, totaling 46 credits plus 665 clinical hours. 

The online post-master’s certificate curriculum includes courses in advanced health assessment and diff. diagnosis, advanced practice professional issues, primary care clinical management: FNP IA, comprising 28 credits and 665 clinical hours.

Online Learning Experience: American International College delivers courses through a sophisticated online learning management system, facilitating live, interactive classes and asynchronous coursework. This setup allows students to immediately apply learned skills to their current professional roles and gain hands-on experience through local practicum placements.

On-Site Requirements: While most coursework for both programs is conducted online, each program requires in-person local clinical practicums to provide practical experience in family nursing practice. In addition, both programs require students to attend one three-day residency on-campus in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Paying for the American International College Online FNP Programs

American International College’s online MSN and graduate certificate family nurse practitioner program tuition estimates do not include travel, hotel, or food costs, as the program is primarily online with local clinical practicums. Prospective students should contact American International College for full information on tuition and fees associated with these programs.

American International College applicants may qualify for unsubsidized federal Stafford Loans or Graduate PLUS loans through completing the FAFSA. Additionally, students can explore funding options such as employer reimbursement programs, tuition discounts, private loans, and external scholarships and grants to help finance their education. For detailed financial aid information and assistance in exploring these options, students should contact the Financial Aid Office at American International College.

American International College

American International College NP programs all feature an integrated curriculum designed for working nurses, with online coursework, one required 3-day campus visit, and clinical placement assistance.

APRN Programs

Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Campus Address

1000 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

American International College – Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nursing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

2 intakes per year

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

46

Clinical Hours Needed to Graduate

665

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

46

Average Cost Per Credit (state resident)

$850.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$39,100.00

Average Cost Per Credit (non-resident)

$850.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$39,100.00

American International College – Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

2 intakes per year

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

28

Clinical Hours Needed to Graduate

665

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

28

Average Cost Per Credit (state resident)

$850.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$23,800.00

Average Cost Per Credit (non-resident)

$850.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$23,800.00

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.

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