Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S. with D.N.P. option)
Provide patient-focused primary care to individuals and families across the lifespan with a special focus on serving the healthcare needs of rural and under-served populations.
Family Nurse Practitioners assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, establish diagnoses and initiate and manage treatment plans, including prescribing medications. At UND you will spend clinical time in both primary and specialty care settings learning to provide high quality acute, chronic, and preventive care to patients across the lifespan. Students also have the opportunity to continue enrollment after receiving a master’s degree to complete the DNP.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
- 49 M.S. (85 for Doctorate continuation)
Why Study Family Nurse Practitioner at UND?
You'll integrate courses in health informatics, policy, evidence-based practice, leadership, healthcare economics, and systems-focused practice.
All courses are delivered online, you'll be able to:
- Integrate theories, research and experiential knowledge into advanced family nursing practice;
- Demonstrate advanced practice nursing skills in the provision of health care for patients;
- Integrate technology and information systems to improve patient care and outcomes;
- Manage the family patient population within a complex healthcare delivery system;
- Contribute to the development of primary care advanced practice nursing; and,
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to provide high quality health care to the family population.
Students enrolled in the program obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam) with an option to transition and continue toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at UND are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.