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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The family nurse practitioner (FNP) sequence prepares graduates to function in an advanced practice role for direct health care services that integrate preventive and self-care measures, as well as the diagnosis and management of commonly occurring acute and chronic health conditions. The role also includes participation in and use of research, development, and implementation of health policy, and education of individuals and groups.

Knowledge Base

The practice of the FNP is based on a synthesis of knowledge from the following areas:

  • Nursing theory
  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Research roles
  • Legal/ethical issues
  • Content and clinical practica dealing with care across the lifespan.

FNP faculty at MCN are certified in their specialty and active in their practice area. This provides students with a rich classroom and practice experience as they develop their advance practice skills. Students collaborate with practice preceptors and faculty to complete 660 hours of practice.

Exam Preparation

Graduates of the sequences are eligible to take the FNP certification examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP), and then become licensed as advance practice nurses. The cumulative pass rate on the certification exam since the sequence began is 99%.

University Resources

Graduate Catalog
Graduate School
Milner Library
Tuition Rates


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