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Master of Science in Nursing · MSN

Limited Residency | Post-Bachelor’s | 2 Years

Degree Options


Earn an MSN and become an FNP in 5 semesters with this 50-credit APRN certification track. Pair classroom instruction with 540 clinical practice hours to prepare for a career as an advanced care practitioner. The program offers asynchronous online instruction and periodic visits to our campus in Provo, Utah for intensive training. Make lasting professional connections and build crucial skills while still completing the vast majority of your work from the comfort of your own environment. After graduating from an FNP program, you are eligible to take the AANPCB or ANCC national certification exam for the Family Nurse Practitioner. Then you can apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.


This intensive course of study enables nurses with a BSN to become an FNP while pursuing advanced certification as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. In just 6 semesters you will pair your MSN with these certifications to achieve an elevated level of clinical practice for an NP.

Completing this course of study requires 960 clinical hours for students to complete locally, paired with visits to our Provo, Utah campus for in-depth learning experiences. Emerge after 2 years ready to serve as a provider in diverse clinical contexts.


Meet the unprecedented need for mental health services through an online program that prepares you to treat a neglected area of wellness. Along with earning your MSN, you will become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner over the course of 5 semesters and 540 clinical hours.

Students will complete this 100% online program from the comfort and convenience of their own environment. Fulfill your clinical hours with a local preceptor to gain experience in your community. By the time you finish our program, you will have an MSN and be ready to sit for your certification as a PMHNP.


Treat the mind and body through this MSN track that offers dual certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Over the course of 6 semesters and 77 credits, you’ll prepare for both certifications to make you the most complete practitioner possible.

You’ll also engage in campus visits periodically during the program’s 2 years to engage in meaningful learning experiences while connecting with faculty and other students. Each student will complete the required 1080 clinical hours–540 for each certification–locally with their own preceptors.

Program Accreditation

The master’s degree program in nursing at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

On behalf of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on April 25-28, 2023, to grant accreditation to the master’s degree program in nursing at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for 5 years, extending to June 30, 2028. The accreditation action is effective as of September 14, 2022, which is the first day of the program’s recent CCNE on-site evaluation. The accreditation was awarded with no compliance concerns.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has been granted academic program validation from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. 7729 E Greenway Road, #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. 480-585-6105.