Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Graduate
Department: Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

advance your nursing career as a family nurse practitioner with a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure.


Caring for patients and people

 MSN students and 4 faculty packed 7,776 meals for Mercy MealsAs a family nurse practitioner, you’ll become a clinical expert in health promotion and disease prevention. You’ll apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings. Our program will prepare you with the knowledge and clinical skills you need to assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses. But at Mount Marty, you’ll learn to not only provide advanced patient care but to also care for your patients with compassion, understanding, and a spirit of service—as part of our Catholic Benedictine values. And clinical experiences in rural and underserved settings mean you’ll be able to provide primary care to those who need it most.


Choose a program track.

Family Nurse Practitioner: Take your practice to the next level with a Master of Science degree in nursing and provide primary care for people of different backgrounds.

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate: If you already have a master's degree in nursing, you are eligible for a family nurse practitioner certificate. After applying, we’ll assess your transcripts, coursework, clinical hours and grades, and course waivers may be granted. At the end of the program, you’ll be eligible for family nurse practitioner certification.



  • Skills you’ll use. After completing the six-semester accredited program, you’ll be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification examinations to gain licensure as a family nurse practitioner.
  • Convenient online and face-to-face courses. Coursework is both online and on campus. Most students enroll in the program while still working in their field.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 MSN-FNP Flyer



Dr. Diane L. Smith
Chief Nurse Administrator and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1437
Building: Bede Hall 
Room: BEDE-228



Carol Stewart
Assistant Professor of Nursing and FNP Track Coordinator
Phone: 605-668-1435
Building: Bede Hall 
Room: BEDE-221



Dr. Ashlyn Johnson
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Interim PMHNP Track Coordinator
Phone: 513-266-4474
Room: NA



Dr. Michelle Abraham

MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Phone: 605-668-1435


Jena Burgess

MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Phone: 605-668-1435


Dr. Wende Heckert
MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1435




Katie Huff
MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1435

                                       Katherine Huff


Dr. Michelle Van Wyhe
MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1435


                                       Dr. Michelle Van Wyhe DNP, FNP-BC



Raina Hoebelheinrich
MSN Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1435




Mary Holzwarth
Nursing Division Office Manager
Phone: 605-668-1511
Room: BEDE 207



Our Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Mount Marty College are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNEACCREDITATION.ORG). 


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 887-6791


We've prepared a few documents to make the application process easier for you. Please click the MMC FNP Application Packet button to download and fill out the necessary forms. Please make sure that you've requested official transcripts to be sent to the Mount Marty College admissions office.


MMC Physical Exam Form

MMC Meningitis Waiver Form

MMC Nursing Immunization Form

Click here for a list of tuition and fees for the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Please contact the Business Office at (605) 668-1575 with questions or for more information.

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