You entered the field of nursing to improve the lives of others and enjoy a fulfilling career. Maybe you even see your vocation as a spiritual calling. In Anderson University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program, we want to help you apply your faith to your profession.
As you earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree, you will learn a holistic approach to patient care that will equip you to meet your patient’s physical needs.
Our instructors are all practicing nurses, who understand the healthcare climate and can share with you the latest developments in nursing practice. Whether you’ve recently completed a nursing degree or you’re returning to school after years of nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will prepare you for a rewarding career as an advanced practice nurse, as you change lives for the better. Our Master of Science in Nursing programs enable you to start your program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Follow the link below to review the course sequence you’ll need to earn your degree.
Coursework and Training
In the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program, you will take 48 hours of coursework. Your classes will include APRN Procedures, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, Primary Care over the Lifespan, Care of Aging Adults, and Care of Special Populations. These classes will equip you to assess, diagnose, and treat disease and to promote a lifetime of wellness.
In addition to coursework, you will complete hands-on clinical training. Your clinical and in-class experiences at AU will prepare you for the standardized national examinations you must take to become certified to practice in your field.
The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration at Anderson University will prepare you to serve as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a clinic, a hospital, or an industrial setting. In addition to the rewarding work you can accomplish as a Family Nurse Practitioner, compensation is excellent. Salaries typically range from $90,000 to $110,000. Most importantly, you will be ready to serve your patients with compassion and competence.