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MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

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The graduate catalog with courses and descriptions can be found on the downloads page.

Flexibility for Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with specialized advanced education and clinical competencies. NPs often work in ambulatory, acute care or long term care settings providing primary and/or specialty nursing and medical care to individuals, families, and communities. Nurse practitioners use scientific principles and national standards of care as a framework for providing patient care while working independently and collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage health concerns. Priorities of care include:

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Management of disease
  • Patient and family education

Herzing University is offering the Family Nurse Practitioner program to meet the national need for healthcare providers. Graduates will be eligible to take a national certification examination and seek recognition from the Board of Nursing in their state to work as an advanced practice nurse.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration are qualified to work in diverse healthcare and academic environments. These advanced practice nurses provide healthcare for patients of all ages and have much flexibility in choosing a specialty.

Career Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners often choose positions in:

  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology

Herzing University’s program is designed for nursing professionsals who are interested in advancing their careers. A student must have a completed bachelor of science in nursing degree prior to admissions. Please request more information for details.

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Not all programs approved in all states.

For Herzing University MSN program accreditation information, please view the Accreditation page.

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here .

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