Our Graduate Success Stories
After I met with the admissions staff and saw first-hand how they operated I was hooked! The more of the faculty I meet and the more classes I take the more I love it here.
Kenosha - MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
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
- Urgent Care
- Internal Medicine
Herzing University’s program is designed for licensed, registered nurses with Bachelor of Science nursing degrees who are interested in advancing their careers.