Family Nurse Practitioner

A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed an advanced nursing education including training in the diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions in a range of patients including children and adults. Nurses in the profession pay special attention to the family dynamic and how illness affects the family as a whole. Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services, and have varying levels of autonomy. In some states, nurse practitioners may often function independently of physician involvement.

Nurse practitioners take a great amount of pride in their medical services to the community. They are usually directly involved in diagnosis and treatment procedures, and play an integral part of patient care and recovery. The ability to specialize their career focus and make high-level medical decisions often leads to a high level of personal and professional satisfaction.

Graduates of the MSN program’s FNP specialty are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exams.

Family Nurse Practitioner Careers

There are a wide range of career opportunities available for a family nurse practitioner. And being certified as an FNP includes a likely increase in salary.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Responsibilities

What do FNPs do on a daily basis? Find out if the skills you bring to the table are a good match for this specialty.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Find the credit hours, course descriptions, and program objectives for your new curriculum here.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Click here to learn about all of the requirements for FNP preceptors.

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