Family Nurse Practitioner

Duke University School of Nursing ranks number one family practitioner.

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 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

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