MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Family Nurse Practitioners play a vital role in our healthcare system as the need for primary patient care continues to increase. Nurse practitioners are in high demand for primary care services resulting in large part from an aging and growing population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent through 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
The Master of Science in Nursing program with Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) specialization at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences prepares leaders in the advanced practice role to promote preventative care and treat acute and chronic illnesses of individuals and families throughout their lives. USAHS is well positioned to provide critically needed healthcare professionals a bridge to advanced practice nursing excellence.
The University of St. Augustine’s MSN FNP program will help position you for roles in the following settings*:
Why Choose USAHS for Your MSN FNP?
- Complete most of your FNP coursework in a virtual classroom designed to provide an exceptional student experience
- Learn from dedicated faculty who are experts in the field
- Enhance your clinical and interprofessional skills with two hands-on required residencies offered at one of USAHS’s health science-centered campuses
- Participate in optional on-campus residencies, which give you the opportunity to engage face-to-face with fellow students and faculty, participate in group exercises and projects, learn from guest speakers, and further enhance your clinical and interprofessional skills
- Receive personalized support from an FNP academic advisor for the entire program
- Study in an interdisciplinary online environment and collaborate with faculty and peers in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other patient-centered professions who will be your colleagues in the workplace
- Learn at a university committed to health science graduate education
* Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013. https://bhw.hrsa.gov/health-workforce-analysis/primary-care-2020
 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm (visited April 04, 2017).