Manage Care for the Whole Family as an FNP

Manage Care for the Whole Family as an FNP

Program Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent, dedicated practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. FNPs are clinical experts who implement a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure. They apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings.

The focus of the FNP program is to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) . Our graduates regularly achieve outstanding first-time pass rates on their FNP exams.

FNP Curriculum

Earning your FNP certification can position you for tremendous career advancement and give you the tools you need to make a greater impact on the well-being of patients across the lifespan. The program is available in either a full- or part-time format and consists of:

Full-Time Program

  • 44 credits/19 months to complete
  • 5 total terms
  • 650 clinical hours
  • 2 on-campus intensives required

Part-Time Program

  • 44 credits/27 months to complete
  • 7 total terms
  • 650 clinical hours
  • 2 on-campus intensives required

Program Certification Examination First Time Pass Rates

Table: Program Certification Examination First Time Pass Rates
YEAR OF GRADUATION ANCC SCHOOL PASS RATE AANPCP SCHOOL PASS RATE
2017 100% 97.83%
2016 100% 99%
2015 100% 98%
2014 100% 95%

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for certification and licensure examinations; they must also meet state requirements (including criminal history, mental or physical disability, and disciplinary action) to obtain licensure. The FNP Program prepares graduates to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP) for board certification and credentialing. 

Career outcomes for FNPs vary by region and city, but earning your MSN online means you can become an FNP from anywhere in the country, from Seattle to Chicago, Raleigh to Atlanta, and Philadelphia to Minneapolis.