Prepare for In-Demand Careers as a Family Nurse Practitioner
The online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree from the University of West Florida trains registered nurses to provide primary care to patients across the lifespan. It features a direct care core, specialized coursework and 600 practicum hours for hands-on experience in advanced nursing practice. Featuring the latest approaches and a faculty of nursing experts, the MSN – FNP program prepares graduates for national certification exams and lasting career success.
This program is designed to train students for advanced nursing practice in primary care settings. FNPs will treat individuals with a holistic, patient-centered approach to preventive health services, health education, disease management and more in the context of family and community or rural care settings. Because UWF’s MSN – FNP degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, you can be confident you’re gaining the knowledge and experience you need to deliver the highest quality patient care.
Advance your career and gain the right skills for FNP certification with this accelerated online degree.
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First Summer Start
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Second Summer Start
Start Date: July 01, 2021
First Fall Start
Start Date: August 23, 2021
Second Fall Start
Start Date: October 18, 2021
Why Should You Pursue Our MSN – FNP?
Flexible, Accelerated Format
UWF’s MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program is delivered fully online and can be completed in just seven semesters.
Students in this program receive individualized attention from expert faculty with years of relevant experience.
This program features 600 hours of practicum experience in the field, providing applicable workplace training
MSN - FNP Practice Areas
Family NP practice covers the full lifespan and usually involves working in ambulatory care or private practice settings, focusing on the care and wellness of the family as a unit.
Pediatric practice involves caring for young people from infancy up to 21 years of age in settings like school health offices and community health centers.
Adult NP practice includes adolescents and adults across the lifespan, with a focus on caring for the individual in primary care settings within general or specialty practices.
Women’s health practice covers women across the life cycle and involves working in women’s health clinics as well as other settings.
Gerontological NP practice involves providing care to older adult age groups, beginning at 55, in long-term care facilities, acute care centers, home care settings and more.
Psychiatric and mental health NP practice involves diagnosing and treating all patient populations through pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions
* NPs who are interested in a specialty area should explore accredited certification options after choosing a population focus. Additional education may be required.