MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (Must have current RN license)
While a bachelor’s degree may qualify you for many nursing positions, some nursing career paths require a master’s degree. Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and prepare for career advancement in administrative, informatics, faculty, or staff development roles.* Students complete a practicum experience to bridge the classroom content to the practice setting, during which they work closely with a mentor in a selected health care setting. Specializations include nurse administrator, nurse educator, informatics, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, and family nurse practitioner.
Explore how promote holistic health care to adults and children in a family context, while diagnosing and managing their acute and chronic health problems. Prepare to serve as advocates for clients as they interface with the health care system. Complete a clinical practice experience and apply theoretical knowledge while working with a qualified preceptor.†
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*Kaplan University’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.
†The online Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
At this time, the family nurse practitioner specialization is available only in the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont.
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