Family Nurse Practitioner Careers

Careers as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Both the setting in which you can practice, your choice of specialty, and the position of responsibility will vary greatly. Here are a few of the many options available for a family nurse practitioner.

  • Acute Care
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Primary Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Geriatric
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Women’s Health
  • Family Counseling

As a Family Nurse Practitioner you can expect to earn a salary in the following range, according to data compiled in April 2009 at This is just an estimate and actual compensation will depend on many factors such as experience, location, and type of practice.

25th Percentile: $75,838
Median: $82,590
75th Percentile: $89,392


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  • Anna said:

    I have an ADN (RN) and I am currently enrolled in the RN-MSN in Leadership program at another university. I have 5 courses to go. I am interested in transferring into the FNP program. I would like to find out if the transfer is possible at this point and what is required to do so. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Economics in Health Services. I have 1 year experience as an RN.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Anna, thank you for your interest in our program. Once you are a student in the program, you may submit courses to be considered for transfer credit. Please click here to view the transfer credit policy. You may also contact an Enrollment Advisor at (866) 225-6764.

  • mar said:

    I got my probability and statistics more than 10 yrs. ago, do I have to take it again?

    • Hi Mar, please click here to view the admissions requirements. You may also contact an Enrollment Advisor for more details at 866-225-6764.

  • Nicole Turner said:

    When is the deadline for UC to notify applicants of admission decisions for Fall 2013?

    • Nicole, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6764 to discuss the status of your application.

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