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Family NP Major

Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many settings. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) major in the Duke 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. FNP 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 students 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
  • 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.