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Earn an M.S. in Nursing Online at Fisher

The Wegmans School of Nursing at Fisher is a top-10 nursing school in the state of New York and top 100 nationwide*. We empower New York’s service-oriented nurses to improve patient care in interdisciplinary health care settings through compassion, advanced clinical knowledge, and discipline.

Our online M.S. in Nursing pathway, Fisher Nursing Online, increases access to our values-based approach to nursing education, dedicated faculty mentors, and the facilities at our Rochester, New York campus. We are committed to preparing as many aspiring nurse practitioners as possible to take the next step in their careers.

*U.S. News & World Report, 2023 Best Nursing Schools: Master's. Ranked in 2022.


Serve Your Community as a Nurse Practitioner

Our online M.S. in nursing program pathway, Fisher Nursing Online, increases access to our versatile, values-based approach to nursing education so aspiring nurse practitioners across the country can take the next step in their careers.


How We Prepare Service-Driven, Specialized Nursing Leaders

Programs

Fisher Nursing Online offers the following programs so registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing can advance their careers.

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP)

Manage the care of individuals and families in primary care settings.

  • 46 credits
  • Part-Time and Accelerated Tracks
  • Complete in as few as 24 months

Explore Our PCFNP Program

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Assess, diagnose, and treat patients with mental health disorders.

  • 53 credits
  • Part-Time Track
  • Complete in as few as 36 months

Explore Our PMHNP Program

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Provide direct patient management in primary care settings. Available in January 2022.

  • 46 credits
  • Part-Time Track
  • Complete in as few as 28 months

Explore Our AGPCNP Program

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Provide direct patient management in short-term and complex care settings. Available in January 2022.

  • 46 credits
  • Part-Time Track
  • Complete in as few as 28 months

Explore Our AGACNP Program

Academics

Our pathway offers a values-based nursing education that combines HD-streaming live, online classes; advanced coursework; and hands-on experiences in the field.

Students graduate prepared to sit for the national certification exam. Graduates are eligible for New York state and national certification as a nurse practitioner (NP).

Pursue Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge as a Fisher Nurse

Discover how Fisher Nursing Online can prepare you to become a confident, compassionate nurse practitioner.


Accreditation

The baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs at Fisher are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

The Wegmans School of Nursing is also approved by the New York State Education Department.

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Admissions

Fisher Nursing Online accepts applicants who exceed our admissions standards and are aligned with our mission to provide compassionate, ethical care.

Application Requirements

To qualify for admission, you must have a bachelor's degree in nursing, a current unencumbered RN license, and at least one year of current experience in a clinical setting. Relevant work experience is required for our PMHNP and AGACNP programs.

You must complete the following to apply.

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé

See all application requirements.

Upcoming Deadlines

Fisher Nursing Online has three annual start dates in January, May, and September. We accept and review applications on a rolling basis.

January 2023 Cohort

  • Early priority deadline: August 22, 2022
  • Priority deadline: October 3, 2022
  • Application deadline: November 7, 2022

 

 


Meet Your Community’s Health Care Needs

Take the first step toward improving community health as a nurse practitioner. Start your Fisher Nursing Online application today.

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Why the Wegmans School of Nursing?

Ranked among the top 100 nursing schools nationwide and the top 10 in New York state, the Wegmans School of Nursing is recognized for its dual emphases on service and community health.* We are committed to meeting societal nursing needs for diverse populations through accountable practice.

*U.S. News & World Report, 2023 Best Nursing Schools: Master's. Ranked in 2022.

Our Programs

We offer our M.S. in nursing programs through Fisher Nursing Online, as well as on campus. In addition to these graduate programs, we also offer an online RN to BSN program, as well as on-campus M.S. in mental health counseling and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

About Fisher

All students who come to Fisher are welcomed into a tight-knit learning community that is committed to using our knowledge to serve others. We strive to prepare our students to meet the challenges of today's ever-changing world of health care.


See Yourself as a Fisher Nurse

Request information about our online M.S. in nursing program pathway to get in touch with our admissions team today.