The Nursing@Simmons online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares Registered Nurses with the solid knowledge base, comprehension, and clinical expertise required to practice as FNPs.
Unlike many other online FNP programs, the Nursing@Simmons is unique as it features live, virtual classes that enable you to engage face-to-face via web camera with faculty and classmates. The CCNE-accredited program also features self-paced coursework, a weekend immersion on our campus in Boston, and clinical placements in your own community.
Upon completion of the online FNP program, you will be eligible to sit for the national board-certifying exam. The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences is proud of our graduates’ consistently strong first-time pass rate on FNP certification examinations.
Family Nurse Practitioner Role
Due to the shortage of family practice and internal medicine physicians, there are many employment opportunities around the country for FNPs. As an FNP, you will have the clinical skills and knowledge to:
Provide a broad spectrum of care to individuals across the life span while also considering the health context of the family.
Assess patients, and order and interpret diagnostic tests.
Make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans, including prescribing medications.
Focus on disease prevention and health management.