Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP)
Frontier Nursing University’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program curriculum has a strong academic and clinical basis that teaches you not only to be a family nurse practitioner, but to also be an entrepreneur and a leader in healthcare.
A Family Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who provides preventive and primary care to individuals and their families. FNPs promote health and wellbeing by helping their patients manage chronic conditions, conducting routine checkups and assessments, ordering and interpreting tests, making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and recommending and managing treatment plans for their patients.
Why Should You Become an FNP at FNU?
If you’re interested in becoming an FNP, you are a nurse who is dedicated to serving their community. At Frontier Nursing University, we’re committed to a Culture of Caring that ensures every student feels they are part of a tight-knit community. Our faculty are committed to being present and supportive throughout your educational journey. And with FNU’s distance education model, your home community is your classroom. You complete your clinical practicum in your community, working closely with a practitioner.
FNU graduates surpass the national average for the FNP certification exam. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), here is a look at how FNU students fared versus the national average:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Students
- FNU overall pass rate: 97%
- FNU first-time pass rate: 96%
- National average pass rate: 84%
Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) Students
- FNU overall pass rate: 100%
- FNU first-time pass rate: 100%
- National average pass rate: 82%
What Can You Expect from Your FNP Program?
- Complete your didactic coursework online at home
- Full or part-time options available
- Can be obtained either through a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC)
- Two brief on-campus stays
- Complete your clinical practicum in your home community
FNU students who complete the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program will have the option to continue on to the DNP program. Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program will have the option to continue on to the Post-Master’s DNP program.