MSN FNP Frequently Asked Questions
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who focuses on comprehensive healthcare for families and family members across all ages and demographics, body systems and diseases. They fill a void in primary care, especially in rural regions or areas with physician shortages.
FNPs deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive healthcare services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, FNPs perform routine checkups, health-risk assessments, administer immunizations and screening tests. They offer personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and education in the prevention of illness. The FNP specialty track prepares you for a variety of practice settings,* including:
- Family Practice
- College Health Retail Clinics
- Women's Health Pediatric
- Primary Care
- Internal Medicine
*Some careers may require several years of experience in addition to educational credentials.
The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track features 100% online coursework. The FNP curriculum consists of 45 specialty track credit hours, these online FNP courses will be completed in addition to 650 onsite lab and clinical hours.
Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online FNP program classroom. Once you apply you will have access to Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies, which provides information on time management, scholarly writing, using the library and more. You can also ask your admissions representative for a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes.
Campus visits are not required, the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track has 45 credit hours of FNP online coursework. The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track does require two visits; one for the immersion experience as part of NR-509, and one for intensive as part of NR-667.
Your admissions representative can help identify if you qualify for tuition savings through a partnership with your employer, community college or association. Alternatively, you may qualify for a scholarship or grant.
Before starting the MSN-FNP program, you do not need to identify a preceptor. Once you complete the application process, your admission representative will provide you with information on how to identify a potential practicum site and preceptor. After that you will be matched with a dedicated team to support you in securing your practicum site and preceptor. As an added service to you, our experiential learning team is available to assist in the preceptor and site matching process.
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