Nurse Practitioner Programs in North Carolina

According to the North Carolina Board of Nursing, to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina you must have a master's degree in a Nurse Practitioner specialty and national certification from a national credentialing body in the appropriate Nurse Practitioner specialty area. You must also have an unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license. The schools listed below are all nationally accredited by either the CCNE or NLNAC and prepare graduates for the national certification exams for Nurse Practitioners.

The online Nurse Practitioner programs offer similar if not identical course content to their campus based program counterpart, but allow for more flexibility and convenience while completing the program. Faculty involved with the online programs make every effort to assist the students in finding clinical sites in their local geography and often at the student's place of employment. Listed below are some of the colleges and universities offering online Nurse Practitioner programs along with accreditation and contact information. Following the list of online programs are the schools based in North Carolina that offer a nurse practitioner program either online or on campus.

As the health systems throughout North Carolina move toward more cost-effective approaches to patient care, the nurse practitioner is filling that need by providing high quality patient care at a more efficient cost ratio. Completion of a Nurse Practitioner program does not guarantee anyone a job, but based on local job postings and the afore mentioned approaches to improvements in cost-effective patient, the job outlook is promising for Nurse Practitioners. Many Nurse Practitioners are completing nurse educator post-master's certificates that allow them to work as part-time faculty at colleges offering entry to nursing associate's and baccalaureate nursing programs. This has become a lucrative second job for some. Speaking of earnings, the Advance for Nurse Practitioner 2007 Salary Survey reported that the average annual salary for Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina was $80,759. Several factors can sway this number including experience, geographic location, facility, facility type, specialty and other factors including that this salary survey was done over two years ago. Take it as an estimate and don't base any job decisions off of the number.

Find the nurse practitioner programs offered in North Carolina listed below. Request information from the schools to learn more about the program, admissions requirements, application materials and to answer any questions you may have. You may also like to read about the master's nursing programs offered in North Carolina.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in North Carolina

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Colleges & Universities Based in North Carolina Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Duke University School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: ABSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Cardiovascular Care, Adult Critical Care, Adult Primary Care, Clinical Research Management, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Health Care Leadership, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Oncology, Neonatal/Pediatrics), DNP, PhD, Post-Master's Certificates

  • Duke University - School of Nursing, DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC, 27710, PH: 919-684-9163

East Carolina University

CCNE accredited programs and NLNAC accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nursing Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, Nurse Midwifery), PhD

  • East Carolina University - School of Nursing, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, PH: 252-328-5358

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner (including ANP/Oncology option), Health Care Systems - Administration, - Clinical Nurse Leader, - Education, - Informatics, - Outcome Management, Children's Health (PNP, CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Women's Health (including dual option: WHCNP & FNP), Post-Master's programs with the MSN concentration options, Doctoral

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB # 7460, Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460, PH: 919-966-4260

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nurse Anesthesia, FNP, Nurse Administrator, Community/Public Health, Nurse Educator)

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte - School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC 28223, PH: 704-687-7952

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

NLNAC & CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological), Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Various Concentrations, Post-Master's Certificates in Various Concentrations, MSN/MBA, PhD

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro - School of Nursing, P.O. Box 26172, Greensboro, NC 27402-6172, PH: 336-334-5010

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

CCNE and NLNAC accredited Programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: FNP, Nurse Educator), Post-Master's certificate

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington - School of Nursing, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-3297, PH: 910-962-3208

Western Carolina University

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited Nursing School.

Programs Offered: BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Administrator), Post-Master's certificates

  • Western Carolina University - Department of Nursing, 209 Moore Hall, Cullowhee, NC 28723, PH: 828-227-7211

Winston-Salem State University

CCNE accredited Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: BSN, LPN to BSN, EMT to BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Educator)

  • Winston-Salem State University, 601 Martin Luther King. Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110, PH: 336-750-2560

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