Family Nurse Practitioner Careers, Cincinnati Online

A group of Cincinnati Family Nurse Practitioner students listen during a class.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Master’s Certificate Program graduates obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to assess, diagnose and manage patients along the continuum of health. FNP professionals care for patients of all ages, working in a wide array of primary care settings, including clinics, offices and other community settings.

FNP professionals order and interpret diagnostic studies; prescribe medications and other treatments; provide health maintenance care; monitor chronic diseases; provide patient and family education; promote positive health behaviors; and collaborate with physicians and other health professionals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nurse practitioner employment is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2014 until 2024. As the need for health-care services grow, so will the need for family nurse practitioners.

National Wage Estimates for Family Nurse Practitioners








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Figure 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

(1). 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.