Family Nurse Practitioner Careers, Cincinnati Online

A female Cincinnati nursing student practices checking a person's temperature.

There are more than 222,000 NPs licensed to practice in America today, providing solutions to the health-care provider crisis. An FNP's unique emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of the whole person. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, NPs guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices, which in turn can lower patients' out-of-pocket costs.

Because graduates of the online FNP program acquire experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, a broad range of job opportunities are available. Some common settings include:

  • Private practice
  • School nursing
  • Health departments
  • Rural or hospital clinics
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s health

Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

National Estimates for this Occupation (1)

Percentile

10%

25%

50%

(Median)

75%

90%

Hourly Wage

$33.91

$40.80

$47.21

$56.26

$65.30

Annual Wage (2)

$70,540

$84,860

$98,190

$117,020

$135,830

(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm (visited Dec. 21, 2016).

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.