Concordia University Online Nurse Practitioner Programs – FNP, AGPCNP

Concordia University offers three online nurse practitioner programs with two specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP).  The degrees offered are a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, RN to BSN to MSN Completion program, and a Post-Master’s Certificate program. These programs provide 100% online coursework with practicums at approved facilities local to the student, and two required campus visits.

Family nurse practitioners manage patient care and disease prevention for all ages of the population. Patients are turning more and more to FNPs for their healthcare needs due to their comprehensive education and ability to diagnose, treat, and manage both acute and chronic health conditions. In addition, family nurse practitioners may have more availability than physicians due to the declining population and projected shortage of family practice doctors.

Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners work with patients from adolescence through adulthood and into the later stages of life. Like FNPs, AGPCNPs have the ability to prescribe medications, diagnose and treat chronic and acute disease, and implement preventive care. The primary care focus is on a healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, and management of care for a more productive, fulfilling life for the patient.

Nurse practitioners may work in private or public health care clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals, government facilities, long-term care institutions, treatment centers, and other organizations. Concordia University builds its nursing courses on a Christian foundation, teaching students how to blend their faith with their career and meet the needs of their patients in a professional, ethical, caring manner.

The online coursework, local practicums, and two campus requirements make this a flexible program for students in various work/family life circumstances. Graduates of the Concordia programs will be prepared to take the national certification exams for their respective specialization.

Concordia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Concordia University is located in Mequon, Wisconsin.

What to Expect from the Concordia University Online FNP and AGPCNP Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the College of Nursing at Concordia University must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework. Online applications require an application fee, official transcripts, an admissions essay, a professional resume, and a Certified Background Check through Castle Branch. All nursing applicants must show proof of a current, unencumbered RN license. International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency.

  • Program Specific Admission Requirements
  • MSN – FNP and AGPCNP: Hold a BSN degree from an accredited nursing institution; three letters of recommendation
  • RN to BSN to MSN – FNP and AGPCNP (Completion Option): Hold an RN license in the state in which the student works with an ADN degree from an accredited nursing school; hold current CPR certification; two letters of recommendation
  • Post-Master’s FNP Certificate: Hold an MSN degree from an accredited nursing institution; three letters of recommendation

State Restrictions: While Concordia University accepts students from most states, applicants outside of Wisconsin should check with the admissions department to make sure they are eligible for the nursing programs. Students from the following states and territories are not accepted at this time into the nursing programs through Concordia University: Alabama, Alaska, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming. Note that Washington D.C students must complete their clinicals in Virginia. Prospective students should also contact the licensing board of their specific state of residence to determine if the program meets state requirements for NP licensure.

Study Plan: Concordia University admits nursing students in the Fall and Spring. Students are expected to complete their degree within 5 years of the start date. Both full-time and part-time study plans are available. Online nursing program coursework is delivered 100% online and practicums are completed locally. All NP students are required to attend an initial campus orientation and complete the 2-week Advanced Health Assessment course on campus. Advanced Health Assessment is offered in the first two weeks of January or the last two weeks of June. Students complete three clinical rotations beginning either in the Fall or Spring.

The MSN degree can be completed in three to four years. The RN-BSN-MSN program completion time varies: the BSN completion portion can take as little as 18 months and then students move on to the MSN portion. The certificate program can be completed in 3 to 3.5 years, but as little as 2 years depending on prior coursework.

MSN FNP and AGPCNP Curriculum: The MSN program comprises 41 credits and includes at least 720 clinical hours. Core courses applying to both specializations include Healthcare Policy and Issues in Advanced Nursing; Genetics, Immunology and Microbiology; Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Roles and Interprofessional Collaboration; Advanced Evidence-Based Nursing Practice; Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span; Role Transition for APN; Pharmacotherapeutics; Foundations of Healthcare Informatics; and Advanced Health Assessment.

Students then choose an elective from Project Management; Special Topics-Health Care; Public Speaking: Reports/Presentations; Global Perspectives in Health Care; or Public Program Evaluation.

MSN-FNP specialization courses include Advanced Primary Care Clinical I-III – FNP.

MSN-AGPCNP specialization courses include Advanced Primary Care Clinical I-III – AGPCNP.

RN-BSN-MSN FNP and AGPCNP Curriculum: Students moving from an ADN degree to an MSN degree complete 126 credits. Liberal arts courses include credits in theology, humanities, cross-cultural studies, social science, communication, and science courses. A minimum of 36 credits must be taken through Concordia to earn the BSN degree. Nursing courses include Nursing Research for RNs; Population Health; Dimensions of Professional Nursing; Advanced Evidence-Based Nursing Practice; Genetics, Immunology, and Microbiology; Leadership: The Future of Nursing; and Basic Statistics for Health Care Professionals. Students then follow the required courses for the MSN FNP or AGPCNP as described above.

Post-Master’s FNP and AGPCNP Certificate Curriculum: The Post-Master’s FNP and AGPCNP Certificate program comprises 35 credits. Credits may be reduced depending on prior education and required courses depend on a review of prior coursework. Courses follow in line with the appropriate specialization of the MSN FNP or AGPCNP courses.

Online Experience: Concordia University uses Blackboard as its online Learning Management System (LMS). Each online student is assigned an Online Student Success Advisor who supports them throughout their program offering assistance and guidance as needed. Online degree courses are asynchronous and some degree paths are cohort-based. Course units run Monday to Sunday and have specific due dates for assignments and assessments. Courses are collaborative and require students to actively engage in the material and with faculty and peers. Requirements may include papers, reading assignments, discussion questions, case studies, journal reviews, and assessments. Students should expect to logon at least four times per week and submit work weekly. Students have access to 24/7 technical support, tutoring, library and career services, as well as advising and faculty support.

On-Site Requirements: Students in all degree paths are required to attend an initial 1-day campus orientation. In addition, all students complete the 2-week Advanced Health Assessment course on the campus located in Mequon, Wisconsin. This course is offered twice a year, in the first two weeks of January or the last two weeks of June.

Paying for the Concordia University Online FNP and AGPCNP Programs

The online MSN and Post-Master’s Certificate cost $740 per credit plus fees. The RN-BSN-MSN completion program costs $512 per credit for the undergraduate portion and $740 per credit for the graduate portion. There is a $173 per credit fee for clinicals. Travel costs for the on-campus course are not included, and there may be other fees associated with the nursing degrees. As tuition is likely to change from year to year, prospective students should contact the graduate admissions department of Concordia University for more details.

Concordia University may offer grants, scholarships, and loans to graduate students. There are some scholarships specifically available to adult and post-traditional students. Nursing students should check with their employers to investigate the option of a tuition reimbursement program or tuition discount. Additionally, Concordia students may seek outside opportunities such as organizational, religious, or community scholarships.

Concordia University

Concordia University offers AGPCNP and FNP nursing specializations, an RN to MSN bridge option, and reasonable tuition costs.

APRN Programs

Post-Grad Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
Post-Grad Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
RN-BSN-MSN Completion – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
RN-BSN-MSN Completion – Family Nurse Practitioner

Campus Address

12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097

Concordia University – Post-Grad Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

Program Essentials

Degree Level

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

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

35

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, CA, KY, LA, MD, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

35

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$25,900.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$25,900.00

Concordia University – Post-Grad 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

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

35

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, CA, KY, LA, MD, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

35

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$25,900.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$25,900.00

Concordia University – MSN – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

41

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, CA, ID, KY, LA, MD, NJ, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

41

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$30,340.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$30,340.00

Concordia University – MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

41

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, CA, ID, KY, LA, MD, NJ, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

41

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$30,340.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$740.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$30,340.00

Concordia University – RN-BSN-MSN Completion – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

126

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

ADN – Associate Degree in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, CA, ID, KY, LA, MD, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

126

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$586.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$73,836.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$586.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$73,836.00

Concordia University – RN-BSN-MSN Completion – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

126

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

ADN – Associate Degree in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, CA, ID, KY, LA, MD, NY, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

126

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$586.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$73,836.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$586.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$73,836.00

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.