MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

September 03, 2019
January 13, 2020

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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. Our online MS in Family Nurse Practitioner program equips graduates with the knowledge and tools they need to play an integral role in the lives of their patients.

Designed for professional nurses seeking to start the next stage of their careers as nurse practitioners, this online program can open the door to many diverse career paths.

Job Duties of Family Nurse Practitioners

The role of a Family Nurse Practitioner has expanded greatly over the past decade. As the healthcare industry adapts to the modern world, a healthcare provider crisis has developed, with fewer physicians and more patients requiring care. Nurse practitioners are required to fill that gap. After completing the MSN in Family NP online program, students can serve as a primary care provider and bring a sense of stability in the lives of their patients.

A Family Nurse Practitioner works with patients across the lifespan, offering guidance and counseling to improve their overall quality of life and wellbeing. From health promotion and disease prevention through advising on lifestyle choices, the duties of a family nurse practitioner are wide-ranging and require a vast knowledge base.

Given the scope of knowledge possessed by a family nurse practitioner, careers are available in many different settings, including:

  • Private practice
  • School nursing
  • Health departments
  • Rural clinics

By the numbers

“Partially due to the healthcare provider crisis in the United States, the demand for family nurse practitioners is expected to grow 31% from 2016 to 2026."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics 
“Currently, the median annual salary for a Family Nurse Practitioner is $113,930. Since becoming a nurse practitioner requires extensive education and work experience, graduates can expect to find employment in cities all across the United States. Total salary amounts will vary depending on years of experience, location, and other factors."
The Labor of Bureau Statistics 
Student Testimonials
“As a mom of four children, a flexible online education was the best choice. I chose the University of Cincinnati because it allowed me to set up my clinicals close to home. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. The faculty made time to meet with me one-on-one using Skype and I could schedule time with proctors for my tests.”

Wendi R.
MSN Nurse Midwifery

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