Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

100% online beginning Fall 2019 Complete in 3 years
Assistance with Clinical Placements High demand profession

Why become an FNP?

If you are interested in becoming an independent licensed advanced practice provider in a role where you can provide healthcare to people of all ages, you should consider becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). A FNP provides comprehensive, high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered primary healthcare services across the lifespan. FNPs are quickly becoming the heath partner of choice for millions of Americans. FNPs have a unique approach to health services, in that they place emphasis on both care and cure. A FNP is prepared to diagnose and manage acute and chronic illness while also focusing on health promotion, wellness, disease prevention, health education and counseling. FNPs are nationally certified and are recognized as expert health care providers across the nation and can prescribe in all 50 states. Among their many services, FNPs can:

According to an article in CNBC, employment prospects for FNPs are robust, with demand exceeding supply by 31 percent by 2026.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna, Ashely Palmieri speaks about her experience in the video below:

Why SXU?

SXU's online 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. Areas of clinical focus include pediatrics, women's health and family medicine.

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

*Applicants from states outside of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will be considered for admission based on their state board requirements.

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

100-percent online program

3 years


August 24, 2020
January 2021

Tuition Per Credit Hour: $750
Credit Hours to Complete: 47 
Approximate Cost: $35,250

Course Descriptions

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If you have additional questions, please contact:

Graduate Admission
Phone: 773-298-3053

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