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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Student in master's class

Why choose Family Health?

As a family nurse practitioner, you are trained to provide health care across the lifespan. You can work in a range of primary or specialized settings, and play an important role ensuring the health of individuals, families, and communities.

What is the NP’s role in this specialty?

Family nurses are skilled at assessing, diagnosing, and managing common acute and chronic primary health care problems that affect individuals and families, and in developing health promotion and illness prevention strategies. They are also trained to identify the epidemiologic roots of health problems that arise in families and communities, and to assess the effects of environmental stressors on individual, family, and community health.

Where do Family NPs work?

Family health nurses practice in public and private ambulatory settings, wellness centers, hospitals or home health agencies, occupational health sites, prisons, senior centers, and homeless shelters, among others.

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* The traditional Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program begins fall term only


Additional special electives

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