The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares nurses to be primary care providers in settings such as community health centers, clinics and private practices.
The FNP concentration is 45 semester hours long and includes 600 hours of clinical practice.
FNP graduates are prepared to provide primary care in medically under-served areas in western Pennsylvania. They also are eligible to apply to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for legal certification as certified registered nurse practitioners in family health after passing professional certification exams through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
“I was pleased with my education and the doors it opened for me. I've been working since I completed the program in an internal medicine practice in Butler, Pennsylvania, where I've recently taken on much of the office management. I continue to precept nurse practitioner students and am glad to see that the program holds to its high standards and involvement of the faculty with clinical preceptors.”
- Rodger Percy, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Graduate