Take healthcare to the next level with an online MSN

If you're a nurse eager to help others and ready to take your career to the next level, Concordia's online nurse practitioner programs will help you to advance in your calling while holistically equipping you with the skills necessary for ongoing personal and professional growth.

Cost Per Credit$870
Sample Careers
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gero PC NP
  • Clinical Nurse Researcher

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Program Overview

At Concordia, we equip our graduates with both the skillset and confidence to excel in the top tier of nursing. Our knowledgeable faculty are here to assist you every step of the way, and our accelerated format allows you to finish your nurse practitioner degree faster. From daily interaction with like-minded students and nursing professionals to dedicated instruction on how to blend your calling with your career, Concordia’s online MSN will challenge you and advance your knowledge in areas such as health policy, advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology, and evidence-based practice, just to name a few. And with consistently high AANP and ANCC certification pass rates, you can be confident that our graduate nursing degrees will prepare you fully to take the next step in your career. So, if you’ve got the drive to succeed, let us help you get there.

Board certification exams

Upon completion of the MSN program, you will need to pass either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification examination to gain certification and practice as a nurse practitioner. Concordia students consistently score higher than the national average on the AANP and ANCC board certification exams.

Exam Degree 2021 2022 2023 3 Year Average 2023 National Average
AANP Family Nurse Practitioner 94% 95%


96% 85.70%
AANP Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 100% 100% 100% 100% 80.34%
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner 90% 100% 95% 95% 91%
ANCC Adult/Gerontology Primary Care  Nurse Practitioner 100% 100% 100% 100% 92.2%
What to Expect

Choose between our Master of Science in nursing or our Post-BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in order to advance your career and become a nurse practitioner in a primary care setting. Your academic advisor will work with you to create a personalized progression plan after you’ve applied and been accepted. Students are required to attend a one-day, face-to-face orientation at the beginning of the program. Our orientation is an important aspect of our program allowing you to network, meet your instructors, and meet the nursing cohort you’ll be working alongside throughout the program. The subsequent courses are entirely online in either an 8- or 16-week format. Click on the “Progression Plans” tab above to see examples of our full- and part-time course projection options.

MSN students are required to complete 750 hours of clinical hours within a primary-care clinic setting. Concordia has a review process for clinical site placements, but ultimately students are responsible for finding their own preceptors. Starting in fall 2024, Advanced Health Assessment will be a hybrid course where students will be required to participate in a 2-3 day hands-on interactive on-campus experience.

Concordia is about more than just advancing your professional values - we're about collaborating, communicating, and translating scholarship into practice. Our graduate nursing programs will ground you holistically, increase your knowledge of healthcare, and allow you to continually enhance patient care, giving you the ability to excel in the top tier of nursing. When you finish, you'll be ready to help others in ways you never envisioned.

Please note: International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) are not eligible for this fully online program. 

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Concentrations / Specializations
  • MSN - Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Or choose to enhance your nursing degree with an online certificate in natural products science from Concordia's pharmacy school. Learn the what, how, and why of plant-based supplements and treatment options to better serve your patients. 

Uncommon Scholarships/Business Community Scholarships

Concordia offers various scholarships for qualifying adult and post-traditional students, including partnerships with various healthcare systems. To learn more visit our Uncommon Scholarships page. Please note a student may only apply for one Uncommon Scholarship, and it cannot be combined with other Concordia tuition discounts or scholarship programs.

Licensure / Certifications
States have established standards of practice for the nursing profession. While at the present time, we cannot provide a particular state’s educational requirements for licensing, we can assure you that we will provide you with the contact information for the state Board of Nursing for the state in which you are doing study. We are currently not accepting new students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, or Tennessee. Additionally, Washington D.C. students are required to do clinicals in Virginia. Concordia University of Wisconsin is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the MSN/FNP and MSN/AGPCNP program tracks. For more information, please go to Nursing Commission’s website at: https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx

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