Earn Your M.S. in Nursing Online at St. John Fisher UniversityEarn Your M.S. in Nursing Online at St. John Fisher UniversityEarn Your M.S. in Nursing Online at St. John Fisher College

Serve Your Community as a Nurse Practitioner

The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University empowers service-oriented nurses to improve patient care in interdisciplinary health care settings through compassion, advanced clinical knowledge, and discipline. The program is ranked in the top 10 percent of ranked programs across the country.

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.

4 Program Options

Part-Time and Accelerated Tracks

600 Clinical Hours

How We Prepare Service-Driven, Specialized Nursing Leaders


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

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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

50 credits

Part-Time Track

Complete in as few as 32 months

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Provide direct patient management in primary care settings.

46 credits

Part-Time Track

Complete in as few as 28 months

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

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

46 credits

Part-Time Track

Complete in as few as 28 months


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

  • Learn from dedicated faculty who are experienced online educators aligned with the University’s values of service and inclusion and integrate them into nursing practice.
  • Experience the state-of-the-art facilities at the Wegmans School of Nursing, including laboratories and a simulated hospital unit, at on-campus immersions.
  • Gain supervised, hands-on experience making a difference in your own community during clinical rotations.

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).

The baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at St. John Fisher University 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.

Pursue Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge as a Fisher Nurse

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

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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, be currently employed as an RN in a clinical setting, and have 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
  • Recorded Interview
  • Résumé

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Upcoming Deadlines

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

The final deadline for the January 2025 cohort is November 4, 2024.

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.

Why the Wegmans School of Nursing?

Ranked the #32 nursing school nationwide and #6 in New York state, the Wegmans School of Nursing is recognized for its dual emphases on service and community health1. We are committed to meeting societal nursing needs for diverse populations through accountable practice.

  • Instructional Excellence: We make teaching a priority, and students in our online M.S. in Nursing pathway participate in small, online classes and receive personalized attention.
  • Clinical Partnerships: Our reputation has resulted in connections with professional and practical health care settings across the state, where students may complete clinical rotations.
  • Outcomes: Graduates of our programs are highly sought after, and recognized as compassionate, prepared nurses who are able to meet the needs of their communities.

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 St. John Fisher University

All students who come to St. John Fisher University 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.

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 1U.S. News & World Report2023 Best Nursing Schools: Master’s. Ranked in 2023.