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Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares professional nurses as specialists to deliver primary care services to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes health promotion and wellness as well as the management of common and complex health problems.

During the final three semesters of the program, the faculty secure clinical sites for students to complete their practice hours. Typical practice sites include outpatient clinics, primary care practices or clinics. Graduates are eligible to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam.

Why become an FNP?

If you are interested in becoming an independent licensed advanced practice provider in a role that has medical and nursing functions, you should consider becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). An FNP is prepared to care for patients of all age groups in primary care. Primary care is focused on wellness, screening, early identification, prevention and management of illness rather than providing only illness care, where patients must become ill before providing care. Family nurse practitioners hold positions in specialty and primary care outpatient settings. According to an article in CNBC, employment prospects for FNPs are bright, with demand exceeding supply by 31 percent by 2026.

Why SXU?

Please review the admission requirements to learn how to enroll and begin the admission process.

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