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 Online FNP program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex
medical conditions across the lifespan, from children to the elderly.
Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts,
technology application, and research activity.
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Our online graduate nursing programs continue to be ranked among the BEST Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. For 2021 the online graduate nursing programs are ranked #14.
Are you a critical thinker who is passionate about advocating for both patient care and the nursing profession? Do you wish to explore, generate, and apply your nursing knowledge in any setting? Then earning your MSN FNP could be right for you.
The online UC FNP program is designed for nurses already holding their BSN who want to reach the next level of practice, and gain the knowledge required to become leaders in their field and integral members of their community.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, family nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 45% through 2029 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.
Career opportunities for those with a University of Cincinnati FNP 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.”
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 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 of psych-specific classes.
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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