Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioners (NPs) study and improve the health of individuals and families while identifying risk factors and preventing illness. They help patients throughout the entire lifecycle, assessing, diagnosing, and managing common acute and chronic primary health care challenges.

 

Where They Work

Family health nurses practice primary and specialized care in a range of environments, including:

Family practices

Public and private ambulatory settings

Wellness centers

Hospitals and home health agencies

Occupational health sites

Prisons

Shelters

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94.4%

Boston College's 2016 Certification Exam First-Time Pass Rate

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