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:
“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.”
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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