Saint Xavier University Nursing Students

Graduate Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Why become an FNP?

If you are interested in becoming an independent licensed advanced practice provider in a role that has medical and nursing functions, you should consider becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). An FNP is prepared to care for patients in primary care across the lifespan. Primary care is focused on wellness, screening, early identification, prevention and management of illness. Family nurse practitioners hold positions in specialty and primary care outpatient settings. According to an article in CNBC, employment prospects for FNPs are robust, with demand exceeding supply by 31 percent by 2026.

Why SXU?

SXU's Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares professional nurses as advanced practice providers to deliver primary care services to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common and complex health problems across the lifespan.

Practicum experiences occur during the final three semesters of the program. Students are required to complete 600 clinical hours at practice sites which include outpatient clinics and primary care practices or clinics.

Graduates are eligible to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam administered by ANCC or AANP.

Please review the admission requirements to learn how to enroll and begin the admission process.

Sample Program Plans

The sample FNP Program Plans are designed to give students a clear pathway to completion. Students should always consult with their academic advisor prior to course selection.

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