MS(N) Family Nurse Practitioner

Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner MS(N) will be prepared to deliver evidence based comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals of all ages, from birth through older adulthood, including the diagnoses and treatment of common acute episodic health problems and the management of chronic diseases. The student will utilize current research to provide health education to individuals and families and demonstrate expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. The student will be prepared to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of care to all populations including rural and other underserved communities.

  • Manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting
  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Implement evidence-based practice 

The MS(N) Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum provides core Master’s coursework in combination with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. The specialty courses focus on care of the individual and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and underserved, utilizing evidence practice guidelines.

View the MS(N) sample plan of study. Once you are admitted you will develop a specific plan for your degree completion.

Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) offers Family Nurse Practitioner certification. Students who have completed a Master’s degree in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.