Careers: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Careers: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
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Career opportunities for Family Nurse Practitioners are likely to be very strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the nurse practitioner workforce will grow by 38 percent from 2022 to 2032, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wages for nurse practitioners is $121,610. U.S. News & World Report names Nurse Practitioner as #1 on its list of 100 Best Health Care Jobs, #1 on its list of Best STEM Jobs, and #1 on its list of 100 Best Jobs. Our online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program equips graduates with the knowledge and tools they need to play an integral role in the lives of their patients.

What You Can do with a Family Nurse Practitioner MSN Degree

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.

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.

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.

After completing the MSN in Family NP online program, graduates can serve as a primary care provider and bring a sense of stability in the lives of their patients.

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
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Facilities

Graduates earning their MSN Family Nurse Practitioner have the potential to move on to successful careers in various roles. Below you’ll find data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports job outlook and salaries based on national data.

The careers listed below are examples of employment and wages within the nurse practitioner field. Salaries and job titles may vary depending on previous career experience, place of employment and the state you reside in.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Nurse Practitioners $126,260 9%

By the numbers

“Partially due to the healthcare provider crisis in the United States, the demand for family nurse practitioners is expected to grow 38% from 2022 to 2032."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics 
“Currently, the median annual salary for a Family Nurse Practitioner is $121,610. 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 Bureau of Labor 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

“UC offers a consistent, recognized program. This was an unknown, unfamiliar experience for someone my age and I felt very supported by the faculty. I received continual feedback on my progress.”

Darin M.
Family Nurse Practitioner