Family Nurse Practitioner | Kent State University

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students with important skills in the areas of health promotion, risk detection, illness prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. You’ll learn primary care and clinical judgment skills working with faculty and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, you will practice independently and in collaboration with other health professionals to provide continuity of health care and to maximize the effectiveness of community and health care system services. Family Nurse Practitioners are skilled Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) clinicians who serve as healthcare researchers, interdisciplinary consultants, and patient advocates. You may be employed in primary care offices including family practice, internal medicine, managed care offices, urgent care, clinics, long-term care facilities, academic settings, and occupational health settings. 

As a Family NP student, we offer you:

  • A flexible curriculum with many online courses and full- and part-time options
  • Faculty mentorship and advising
  • Fall and spring semester start dates
  • A program that is known for its intellectual rigor and clinical quality

The Family NP concentration at the master's level is a minimum of 46 credit hours, and can be completed in as little as two (2) years, or if part time, in three (3) years.


All successful graduates of the Family NP concentration possess educational requirements to apply for:

Concentration Coordinator

Photo of Louise H. KnoxLouise H. Knox
Assistant Professor


Post-Master's Certificate

Kent State's College of Nursing offers post-master's nursing certificate programs for individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing. View information, requirements, and employment information for the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate