Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioners can 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 – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences helps prepare leaders in the advanced practice role of family nurse practitioner to promote preventative care and treat acute and chronic illnesses of individuals and families throughout their lives. USAHS is well positioned to provide the critically needed healthcare professionals a bridge to nursing excellence.
The University of St. Augustine’s MSN FNP program will help position you for roles in the following settings*:
Hospital Out-Patient Clinics
Why Choose USAHS for your MSN FNP?
- Complete most 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 required hands-on clinical intensives offered at one of USAHS’s health science-centered campuses
- Optional participation in additional on-campus residencies give you the opportunity to engage face-to-face with fellow students and faculty, participate in group exercises and projects, learn from guest lecturers, and further enhance your clinical and interprofessional skills
- Personalized support from an FNP academic advisor for the entire program
Interprofessional education where you’ll 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 from a university committed to health science graduate education
 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).
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.