MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
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, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 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 executive leader, 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 an advocate for clients as they interact with the health care system. Complete a clinical practice experience and apply theoretical knowledge while working with a qualified preceptor.*
At this time, the family nurse practitioner specialization is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Check your state or local licensing agency for more details.
*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).
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