The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares nurses to deliver care and improve health outcomes in the outpatient primary care setting. Graduates of this program can assess, diagnose, prescribe medications and evaluate care for patients throughout the lifespan. Students who complete the FNP concentration are prepared to sit for the FNP specialty certification exam. The 43-hour curriculum is designed with the working professional nurse in mind and primarily delivered online. There are three required on-campus visits designed to enhance learning, practice hands-on skills, participate in simulation, and for professional networking/socialization. Family Nurse Practitioner students take approximately two courses per semester and complete the program in about two years.
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