You have great responsibility. Now earn greater autonomy.
Each day brings new patients and new challenges in your role as a nurse. But you’re ready to make a larger impact in the lives of those you serve. You want to focus on disease prevention and health promotion, and grow as an advanced practice nurse.
Our online master’s in family nurse practitioner program at Misericordia can prepare you to function as a principal provider of primary healthcare to families and individuals across their lifespan.
Through course curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty experts, you can develop graduate-level expertise that can better prepare you for clinical responsibilities. These include the ability to accurately diagnose, monitor, and treat a variety of health conditions with greater autonomy.
Your career path to independence.
Approximately 15% of all nurse practitioners have their own private practices.* That’s because today’s nurse practitioners have the advanced skills to care for individuals through every stage of life and treat a variety of conditions.
The Kaiser Family Foundation agrees that nurse practitioners can provide 80-90% of the care that primary care physicians offer. This is especially important because 58 million Americans live in areas where the supply of primary care physicians doesn’t meet federal standards.
Nurse practitioners are stepping up to meet this need by providing care independently and gaining autonomy.
As a family nurse practitioner, you can:
- Formulate treatment plans for acute health issues and long-term management of chronic illness
- Promote a healthy outlook through dietary and lifestyle changes
- Perform examinations, screening tests, and wellness evaluations
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“We’re moving toward a more professional model and strive for independence — we make sure to prepare nurses for that.”
— Jacklyn DelPrete, MSN, CRNP, NP-c, Assistant Professor
Our targeted approach to learning.
Our broad-based curriculum consists of 49 credits. We highlight evidence-based practices with the latest cutting-edge technology, offering a holistic approach to modern healthcare.
Many of our graduates go on to become leaders, mentors, and role models in healthcare. They use their critical reasoning skills to form strategic assessments that are more targeted, purposeful, and viable — and you can, too.
Your online MSN-FNP curriculum will focus on:
- Health promotion and disease management
- Growth and development
- Advanced physical and diagnostic reasoning
- Family and cultural dynamics
- Nurse practitioner-patient relationship
- Monitoring and ensuring quality healthcare practices
- Managing and negotiating the delivery of healthcare to underserved populations