Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are trained to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds on anything from health promotion to disease prevention and lifestyle counseling. FNPs often work with patients throughout the course of their life, forming long-term relationships that require compassion and skilled communication.
Some of the most popular workplace settings for family nurse practitioners include:
UC ‘s online MSN programs are ranked #10 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of top online nursing programs. As with all Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, the Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program (MSN FNP) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. To enroll, applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution. An additional year of nursing experience is preferred, but not required.
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. The demand for knowledgeable, qualified FNPs grows each year, and they are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. As 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.
Graduates of this program meet the criteria for taking certification exams as Family Nurse Practitioners.
Ranked as one of the BEST Online Programs in U.S. News & World Report for 2019.
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“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.”
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 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 working.
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 are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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