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Master's Degree | Hybrid

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Elevate patient care

Take your nursing career to the next level

For professionals that want to focus on family-centered care, HNU’s graduate nursing program offers a personalized learning experience and convenient class schedule. If you’re interested in meeting the high demand for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) our experienced and supportive faculty will make sure you achieve your goals.

Holy Names University Master of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The FNP program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Successful completion of the FNP program satisfies the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for an active license.

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Program Highlights

HNU's MSN with Family Nurse Practitioner preparation offers students personalized attention, passionate faculty, and a unique schedule built for working nurses.

  • Convenient schedule

    Hybrid classes meet just one weekend a month, and students complete the rest of the coursework online.

  • Dedicated faculty

    Faculty members have extensive experience in nursing and are passionate about helping students.

  • Simulation Center

    Our state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center provides students with hands-on training.

  • Networking opportunities

    Through workshops, lectures, and partnerships, we help our students connect with local healthcare organizations and leaders.

Employed in Health Care?

We offer partnership discounts

HNU is pleased to offer a discounted tuition rate to new students and alumni who are employed by one of our partner hospitals, health systems or organizations.

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Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Theoretical Basis and Philosophical Foundation for Nurse Practitioner

Study the philosophical and conceptual perspectives of advanced practice nursing.

Health Law & Ethics for a Nurse Practitioner

Examine the federal, state, and local laws affecting healthcare delivery and healthcare organization policy.

Advanced Pathophysiology

Learn about the pathophysiological basis of disease from a systems perspective.