Family Nurse Practitioner

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing

 

 

NNU's Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) program is designed to prepare the associate or baccalaureate registered nurse for the role of an NP in the family healthcare setting.

 

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Prepares you
for national licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Courses are offered
in an online learning environment along with clinicals in your home state and residency hours on the NNU campus.
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from caring faculty with over 160 years of experience.

Family Nurse Practitioner

NNU's Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) with four one-week campus residency requirements. Our program is designed to prepare the associate or baccalaureate registered nurse to assume the role of Advanced Practice Clinician in nursing. Upon completion of the program, you will have earned a graduate degree in nursing and be prepared for national licensure as a FNP.
If a quality education based on flexibility and relationships is important to you, then this program will be a perfect fit. The online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed for the working professional nurse. Course are offered in an online cohort learning environment along with clinicals in your home state and residency hours on the NNU campus, providing you with the flexibility to work and go to school. This program consists of 48 credits for the Baccalaureate in Nursing entry option. The Associate Degree RN to MSN FNP bridge option includes an additional 9-15 credits. You’ll learn from caring faculty with over 160 years of experience. As your professors pass on their years of knowledge to you, they will prepare you to do the same for others.

About the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares students to assume the role of Advanced Practice Clinician in nursing. Upon completion of the program, the student will have earned a graduate degree in nursing and be prepared for national licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Two entry options: Baccalaureate in Nursing to MSN FNP or the Associate Degree RN to MSN FNP bridge program.
  • A cohort model is utilized for all courses that supports an interactive learning environment as well as collegiality throughout the student’s progress.
  • Built upon the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011), National Task Force Criteria for Advanced Practice in Nursing, the Standards for Advanced Practice Nursing from the Idaho Board of Nursing, and the institutions accrediting agencies.
The MSN FNP program track consists of 48 credits for the Baccalaureate in Nursing entry option. The Associate Degree RN to MSN FNP bridge option includes an additional 9-15 credits. The core classes (first semester) provide foundational information on which the program builds prior to the commencement of the FNP track. All courses are sequential and must be taken in order.

FNP Program Goal

The MSN FNP program prepares advanced practice nurses who are leaders in their community and who practice autonomously while utilizing interprofessional collaboration to improve the health and wellness of the population served. The NNU FNP graduate embraces the skills needed to assess, diagnose and treat clients of various backgrounds and cultures throughout the lifespan. The FNP is also an advocate for the populations served utilizing skills in health policy, health promotion, and translational science. Furthermore, the Master of Science in Nursing FNP program provides accessible graduate education in nursing which meets the demands of the profession while maintaining the highest degree of academic rigor and integrity.

Role of the FNP

Northwest Nazarene University defines the FNP role as an Advanced Practice Nurse who practices independently and collaboratively with other members of the health care profession in an acute, ambulatory, or long-term care setting. The FNP utilizes the scientific process in assessing clients throughout the lifespan and formulates a diagnosis based on collected data from the physical assessment and diagnostic test results. The FNP then develops a treatment plan by ordering additional lab and diagnostic tests (if needed), prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and provides education specific to the clients’ needs. Finally, the FNP completes a follow up evaluation with the client and determines the success of the treatment plan and modifies the plan as needed. Additionally, NNU is committed to producing FNPs who are not only competent clinicians, but who also practice the institutional values and core themes of NNU and the Department of Nursing.
Associate Degree?
Have your associate degree and want to earn your MSN FNP? If you have an associate degree and your RN licensure, you are eligible to apply for NNU's Master of Science in Nursing Family Practitioner (MSN FNP) program.

 

 

Degree Details

Master of Science in Nursing

Offered Online

$780 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info

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Career Avg. Salary
Nurse Practitioners $111,970
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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NNU’s graduate programs are designed for you to achieve your educational goals while working around your career, your family and your other commitments.

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100% of the coursework can be completed online.

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Complete the FNP in as few as 2 years.

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Nursing jobs are expected to grow by 15% in the next five years.

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FNP grads have 100% pass rate for the National Certification Exam.

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