Family nurse practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioners focus on health promotion and maintenance for their clients and provide primary care to individuals, families, and communities. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) prepares graduates to test for national certification and to function in autonomous and collaborative roles guided by appropriate nurse practice acts.

Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate, the graduate is able to:

  • Synthesize theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states.
  • Implement clinical reasoning and builds collaborative intra- and interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to patients.
  • Provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population within the acute and critical care settings through incorporation of health promotion, health protections, disease prevention and treatment.
  • Impart knowledge and individualize therapies through the activities of advocacy, modeling and teaching.
  • Apply evidence-based practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes by overseeing and directing the delivery of clinical services within an integrated system of healthcare.