Felician University Online Nurse Practitioner Programs – FNP, AGPCNP

The School of Nursing at Felician University offers three online nurse practitioner programs with two specializations to New Jersey residents: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). The school offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, an RN to MSN Fast-Track program, and a Post-Master’s Certificate program. These programs provide 100% online coursework with three campus visits, and preceptorships at approved facilities local to the student.

Family nurse practitioners serve populations across the lifespan from infancy to adulthood and geriatric patients. Adult-gerontology nurse practitioners serve patients from age 13 through adulthood and late adulthood.

Nurse practitioners are prepared to manage acute and chronic illnesses through testing, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plans including prescribing medications. In addition, NPs focus on disease prevention and the overall quality of life. NPs work with other healthcare providers to best serve the needs of their patients. Work locations may include private practice, public health care clinics, primary care clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare situations, government facilities, long-term care institutions, and research centers.

The online coursework, local preceptorship, and three campus visit requirements make this a flexible program for nursing students in New Jersey who have other work/life commitments. Graduates of Felician NP programs will be prepared to take the national certification exams for their respective specialization through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Felician University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Felician University is located in Rutherford, New Jersey.

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

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the School of Nursing at Felician University must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework. Online applications require an application fee, official transcripts, proof of RN licensure in New Jersey, a notarized copy of a passport or driver’s license, a personal statement, and two professional references.

  • Program Specific Admission Requirements
  • MSN – FNP and AGPCNP: Hold a BSN degree from an accredited nursing institution and have completed undergraduate courses in nursing research, statistics, and health assessment.
  • RN to MSN – FNP and AGPCNP Fast-Track Program: Hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  • Post-Master’s FNP Certificate: Hold an MSN degree from an accredited nursing program and have completed undergraduate courses in nursing research, statistics, and health assessment.

State Restrictions: Felician University only accepts students from New Jersey into their graduate nursing programs at this time.

Study Plan: Felician University admits nursing students in the Fall, Spring, and summer depending on enrollment numbers. The MSN can be completed in about three years, while the RN to MSN Fast-Track program can be completed in about 45 months or 3.5 years. The Post-Master’s Certificates can be completed in about 2.5 years. 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 three campus immersion experiences throughout the programs.

Undergraduate courses run in 8-week sessions and graduate courses run in 12-week sessions. Students can take two courses at a time.

MSN Core Curriculum: Core courses for both specializations include Policy, Advocacy and Ethical Legal Issues in Healthcare; Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology; Nursing Research: Application, Utilization, and Evaluation; Advanced Health Assessment; Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice; Scientific Underpinnings of Practice; Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I-II; Primary Care of Women; and Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar.

  • MSN – FNP Specialization Courses: The FNP specialization comprises a total of 40 credits and 650 clinical practicum hours. Specialty courses include Primary Care of the Pediatric Population; Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Pediatric Population; Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan I-II; and Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I.
  • MSN – AGPCNP Specialization Courses: The AGPCNP specialization comprises a total of 37 credits and 585 clinical practicum hours. Specialty courses include Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I-III.

RN to MSN Fast-Track Curriculum: The FNP RN to MSN program comprises 70 credits and 650 clinical hours. The AGPCNP track comprises 67 credits and requires completion of 585 clinical hours. Core courses for both specializations include 30 undergraduate credits and may include Issues and Trends in Nursing; Health Assessment for RNs; Ethical/Legal Issues in Healthcare; Health Care Policy and Politics; Public Health and Disaster Management For RNs; Leadership and Management for RNs; and Critique and Evaluation of Nursing Research.

Other courses include Statistics I; Pathophysiology; Computer Applications for Healthcare Professionals; Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care; Experiencing the Arts; Business Dimensions of Health Care; and Technical Writing for the Professions. 33 credits of liberal arts and science courses should be transferred from previous education. Students then follow the sequence for the MSN specialty of their choice completing 37 to 40 additional credits.

Post-Master’s FNP and AGPCNP Certificate Curriculum: Courses for both specializations include Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment; Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice; Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I-II; Primary Care of Women, and Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar.

The Post-Master’s FNP program comprises 31 credits plus 650 clinical hours. Courses include Primary Care of the Pediatric Population; Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Pediatric Population; Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan I-II; and Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I.

The AGPCNP Certificate program comprises 28 credits and 585 clinical hours. Specialty courses include Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I-III.

Online Experience: Felician University delivers courses through the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS). Brightspace offers the ability for faculty to design effective courses quickly and easily with engaging content utilizing links, custom tools, and the Video Note tool. Assessment options vary and utilize TurnItIn. Undergraduate courses for the RN to MSN have final exams that are proctored either on-ground or via video proctoring. Most synchronous video connection takes place in Zoom. Students can participate in live lectures, watch pre-recorded videos, participate in discussion boards, email, and chat interaction, get assignments, work on individual and group projects, and complete assessments. Online services include technical support, online tutoring, online library access, an online bookstore, career counseling, academic advising, and faculty support.

On-Site Requirements: Online nursing students come to the Rutherford, New Jersey campus for three immersion experiences throughout the programs. All other coursework is online and clinicals are completed local to the student.

Paying for the Felician University Online FNP and AGPCNP Programs

The online MSN and Post-Master’s Certificate programs cost $1,060 per credit plus fees. The RN to MSN Fast-Track program costs $850 per credit plus fees. Travel expenses for the campus immersions are not included in tuition costs. Interested students should contact the School of Nursing through Felician University for more details.

Felician University online nursing students may be eligible for federal unsubsidized loans determined through the FAFSA. Nursing students are encouraged to check with their employers as to the option of a tuition reimbursement program or tuition discount. Additionally, Felician students may seek outside funding sources such as organizational, religious, or community scholarships.

Felician University

APRN Programs

MSN Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
MSN Adult-Gerontology NP (Fast-Track RN to MSN Program)
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Family NP (Fast-Track RN to MSN Program)
Post-Master's Certificate – Adult-Gerontology NP
Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Campus Address

One Felician Way
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070

Felician University – MSN Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

37

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

37

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$39,220.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Felician University – MSN Adult-Gerontology NP (Fast-Track RN to MSN Program)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

67

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

67

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$71,020.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Felician 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, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

40

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

40

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$42,400.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Felician University – MSN Family NP (Fast-Track RN to MSN Program)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

70

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

70

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$74,200.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Felician University – Post-Master's Certificate – Adult-Gerontology 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, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

28

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

28

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$29,680.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Felician University – 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

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

31

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…)

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

31

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$1,060.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$32,860.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

N/A

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

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.