Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management. FNPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.
The University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Online FNP program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. Our FNP Master of Science in Nursing program is offered by the nationally recognized UC College of Nursing: same degree, same quality education and same support, delivered in a flexible format designed for working nurses.
Want to know what to expect from UC’s online FNP program? Hear from program director Dr. Jason Gregg, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC. In this video, you’ll learn what inspired him to enter the nursing profession, hear about the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner and what you can expect to gain from the online FNP program.
Specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner can open up new career opportunities and provide more autonomy and high job security, however finding time to complete your MSN degree can be challenging as a full-time RN. The University of Cincinnati Online’s MSN FNP program meets the needs of working nurses, with many of our students choosing to work while completing their degree. Let our clinically practicing and doctorally trained faculty help you take the next step in your nursing career.
The online UC FNP program is designed for BSN-prepared nurses interested in advancing their careers through roles that have a greater impact on patient care, and gaining the knowledge required to become leaders in their field and integral members of their community. Program graduates meet the criteria for taking both the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) certification exams.
* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.
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Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.
The University of Cincinnati Master’s Degree in Nursing Program (all tracks except AGACNP, NNP, and ACPNP tracks are delivered via distance education) pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2487. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, family nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 38% through 2032 due to an interest in preventative care combined with an aging population in need of healthcare services.
A family nurse practitioner works closely with patients throughout the course of their lives, helping them reach greater wellness and happiness through health. To excel in this career field, nurses must be compassionate and dedicated to forming a bond of trust with their patients.
FNPs provide a wide range of healthcare services and when you get your FNP from University of Cincinnati, you open yourself up to a career in a diverse range of settings.
FNPs can look forward to promising careers in fields such as:
“I spent 21 years in the Air Force as a critical care nurse. Because I was deployed frequently, I couldn’t go back to school in person, so I chose University of Cincinnati Online. I started my MSN when I was living in South Carolina and completed my clinicals while living in Italy. The program was flexible and was well established online.”
If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.
Each Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can be done in as little as two years. There are additional options available for several programs that allow students to take these programs at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a part-time program built to be completed in as little as four semesters, or one year and four months. The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has no set time frame due to the extremely customizable nature of the curriculum.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
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