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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a nurse practitioner that specializes in continuing and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and body systems. The primary care speciality emphasis the holistic nature of health and is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. [1]

Following educational preparation at the master's or doctoral level, FNPs must become board certified by an approved certification body. Board certification must be maintained by obtaining continuing nursing education credits. In the US, board certification is provided either through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (awards the FNP-BC credential) or through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners certification program (awards the NP-C credential).[2]

Some career opportunities available to choose from after obtaining your certification as a family nurse practitioner are:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care
  • Emergency Room / Adult Acute Family Care
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Neonatal
  • Neurology
  • General
  • Pain Management
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational Health

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Nurse Midwife$92/year
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Already a registered nurse and looking to specialize in a certain area? Do you like caring for new born babies? A career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner may be your calling. How about working with children of all ages up until 18? A career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner may be in your future. Do you like working in a surgical environment? A certification as a Nurse of Anesthesia may be right for you.

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