The online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates to provide innovative, responsive, and culturally competent care necessary to support and enhance individual and community health, especially those in medically underserved areas. Nurse Practitioners are essential to improve access to quality healthcare and to reduce health disparities.
The foci include the overarching goals to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, improve the health of all groups and to promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life ages. To help meet this goal, clinical practice sites in ethnically diverse, rural, and underserved sites are encouraged. Additionally, students will be encouraged to find qualified clinical preceptors in their home communities with the hope that they will be more likely to seek employment in, or close to, their community of residence upon graduation, and thus increase the number of primary care providers practicing in rural and underserved areas.
Benefits of the online MSN-FNP program include:
Actively participate in clinical coursework in or near your own community
Didactic coursework provided in an interactive, cutting-edge online environment
Actively practicing APRN faculty for clinical courses
Week-long Intensive on-campus seminar as students begin clinical courses
Small classes of students taught by certified online faculty