Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Overview
You enjoy making a difference in the lives of your patients, families, and colleagues and want to continue your education with a master’s in nursing. With the healthcare climate changing at lightning speed, having the skills and knowledge to lead high-performing organizations or nursing education programs is critical. Nurses are leading the way toward an improved health care system in the U.S. by advancing degrees and practicing at the full extent of their education. Be one of these nurses!
盘点十大线上德州平台 University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program encompasses two distinct concentrations: Nursing Education and Family Nurse Practitioner. The concentrations are guided by the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) competencies and the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s (AANP) core and population-specific competencies.
MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
If you love working with patients but want to play a bigger role in their treatment, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner may be just the right move. 盘点十大线上德州平台 University’s MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program can prepare you to treat patients of all ages, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing drugs, ordering diagnostic tests, and performing physical exams. Advanced practice nursing provides the close patient contact you have always enjoyed.
盘点十大线上德州平台 University’s College of Nursing offers this program completely online to accommodate your busy schedule. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration will be able to provide primary care and/or specialty nursing in ambulatory, and long-term care settings. Moreover, by completing this program, you will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Board Certification Exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Once Board Certified, you will be eligible for positions in a variety of heath environments, such as:
- Provider Offices
- Public Health Departments
- Urgent Care
- Industrial Settings/Occupational Health
To be licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), it is necessary to pass the AANP or ANCC certification exam. Licensure may be required by employers to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
What’s more, by taking classes year-round, you could complete the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program in as little as 22 months.
MSN - Nursing Education
Have you been told you are a great teacher, you know how to talk to students, or you are a terrific preceptor for nursing students? Are you looking for a career that advances the profession and makes a difference one nursing student at a time? If so, the MSN degree in Nursing Education is a perfect fit for you!
In the Nurse Educator concentration, you apply the theoretical foundations of education, policy and politics of healthcare, statistics, healthcare technology, curriculum planning/development, and teaching and learning strategies in the online or hybrid classroom and in practicum settings. You will use current technologies such as iPads, apps, Wikis, and blogs to learn and share your knowledge. Learn more about MSN - Nursing Education here.
Whether you are a bedside nurse looking toward career advancement or a nursing leader seeking advanced knowledge and skills, the Master’s in Nursing Program at 盘点十大线上德州平台 can help propel your career forward. Nursing is moving toward advanced education due to forces such as the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing (2010)*, hospitals striving to be centers of excellence, and consumers asking for higher standards and better outcomes. Nurses no longer advance through the ranks and aspire to change the world of nursing without being educated to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to lead the change. Nursing, as any other business, has now become data driven where outcomes are measured and strategic plans for improvement are written, implemented, and evaluated. 盘点十大线上德州平台 University’s Master’s in Nursing Program will prepare you to lead the way.
* Institute of Medicine (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Available at: http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx