Family Nurse Practitioner
william f. connell school of nursing
The family nurse practitioner program prepares advanced practice nurses to deliver accessible primary care to individuals, families and communities across a broad range of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic and age/developmental strata. Principles of epidemiology and community health are combined to prepare family nurse practitioners (FNP) for practice, leadership and advocacy roles.
Graduates will be able to:
- Assess, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic primary health care problems affecting individuals and families in medically underserved urban, suburban and rural communities.
- Identify the epidemiologic roots of health problems affecting family/group systems;
- Assess the impact of environmental stressors on individual, family and community health.
- Develop appropriate health promotion and illness prevention strategies.
- Acquire the knowledge, skill and precepted clinical experiences required to qualify for national certification examinations, and/or state licensure, with or without prescriptive authority.
- Meet academic requirements for application to doctoral programs in nursing and other related fields.
- Assume a family nurse practitioner role in a variety of health care settings including public and private ambulatory settings, wellness centers, hospital-based or freestanding home health agencies, occupational health sites, prisons, senior centers, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps.
The family nurse practitioner program is offered to students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds through a number of routes to entry and program options. Find your pathway to entry.
**Traditional Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program begins Fall term ONLY**