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Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares you provide primary health care for patients from infancy through older adulthood, in addition to women’s health care.

As a family nurse practitioner, prepare to manage acute and chronic health problems, refer and coordinate care with specialists when needed, and counsel about healthy lifestyles.

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About the Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Nurse practitioners in this specialty approach individuals as part of a family system in the context of the community, and are particularly skilled at improving access to high-quality care for medically-underserved populations. They practice in a wide variety of settings, including community health centers, private practices, school-based health clinics, emergency departments, and urgent care centers.

National Certification

Graduates of this program will be prepared to sit for national certification examinations with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn professional certification as an FNP-BC or FNP-C. Learn more about nurse practitioner certification in the Student Handbook.

Degree Options & Curriculum

Specialize as a family nurse practitioner by applying to the master’s degree program. See Sample FNP Master's Degree Plan. We also offer the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty with an Advanced Certificate or the Post-BS to DNP program. Explore our specialty pathways below.

FNP Master’s Curriculum

FNP Advanced Certificate

Post-BS to DNP Program

Lynne Massaro, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FAANP

Lynne Massaro, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FAANP

Specialty Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

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Interested in the Nurse Practitioner programs? Learn more about how to pursue a nurse practitioner degree by requesting more information or speaking with an Admissions Counselor.

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