As our society’s population grows, so does the need for quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable healthcare. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are advanced practice registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage health issues in patients of all ages, from birth through the senior years. This specialization can prepare you to gain autonomy or advance in your career as a healthcare professional. Through a series of courses and well-rounded clinical practice experiences focused on current health issues, you can effectively implement and facilitate disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, and restorative care interventions.

This online Family Nurse Practitioner specialization focuses on evidence-based techniques that can enhance the quality of care and outcomes for your patients. Study strategies that can prepare you to work in acute and primary care health settings or change the course of your healthcare career. Walden practicum coordinators can assist you in meeting your clinical practice requirements. As a graduate of the program, you can pursue national family nurse practitioner certification and state credentialing.

Practicum Requirements FAQThe Family Nurse Practitioner specialization is a specialized program offered to a limited number of new students each quarter. Enrollment in the FNP specialization is limited to allow for more personalized attention and support throughout the program and practicum. Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements.

Upon completing this specialization, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Pursue national certification and state credentialing.
  • Assess risk factors, treat illness and promote healthy living.
  • Effectively communicate with patients.
  • Make a positive difference in today’s dynamic and ever-changing healthcare environment, whether in clinical practice or a related health professional role.
  • Gain responsibility in your current role or prepare to advance your career.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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