Family Nurse Practitioner

Kent State's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) master's degree concentration will prepare you to provide comprehensive primary health care in an outpatient setting for patients of all ages.

Family Nurse Practitioner students acquire advanced practice nursing competencies to provide continuity of health care to persons across the life span and to maximize the effectiveness of community and health care system services through collaboration with other health professionals.

Family NPs provide primary health care to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in many outpatient settings. They offer preventive health services and health education, as well as manage acute and chronic diseases. FNPs play a vital role in addressing the national shortage of primary care providers.

Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics in primary care offices including family practice, internal medicine, managed care offices, long-term care facilities, and academic and occupational health settings.

Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take either the ANCC or the AANP examination for the Family Nurse Practitioner. 2021 MSN FNP graduates attained an average pass rate of 100% on board certification examinations.

Why Kent State? We offer you:

  • Faculty mentorship and advising from board-certified advanced practice nurses with decades of experience
  • Hybrid program featuring both online and face-to-face courses
  • Full- and part-time academic plans so you can complete the program in as few as 2 years or continue working and finish in 3 years
  • Clinical experiences that foster development of clinical judgment and primary care skills that cover pediatric, adolescent, young and older adult populations
  • A program that is known for its academic rigor and clinical quality