Family Nurse Practitioner

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Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many settings. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) major in our MSN Program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings, including those in rural and under-served areas. Our graduates are prepared for advanced clinical practice that involves individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum.

Clinical and state of the art simulation techniques prepare you for clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, community health centers, rural health centers and academic health care centers.

  • Program ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Program ranked #1 2020 Best Online Nursing major by U.S. News & World Report

  • Dedicated Pediatric and Perinatal Care courses for the FNP Student

  • Opportunities for clinical work in international sites

  • Faculty with extensive experience in clinical practice, teaching, and research

  • Extensive precepted clinical experiences in a range of health care settings

  • Options for choosing an area of specialization (cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, orthopedics, or HIV)

  • 49 credit hours, including 728 clinical hours

Enrollment Options
  • MSN and Post Graduate Certificate

The Family NP program is distance-based.

Learn more about our curriculum.


Embracing Diversity For An Engaged Community

Embracing diversity is a crucial component for engaging with students, faculty, and the world. We think of it as diversity with a global perspective. Creating a learning climate where creativity, robust yet respectful debate, and a genuine respect for others can flourish. Fostering international research collaborations, developing global health initiatives, and coordinating access to health care for under-served populations. Educating next-generation nurses for leadership and service in the global community.

Diversity with a global perspective assures a warm welcome—not mere tolerance—for differences in national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We provide a safe haven where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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