2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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As our society’s population grows, so does the need for quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable healthcare. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are advanced practice registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage health issues in patients of all ages, from birth through the senior years. This specialization can prepare students to gain autonomy or advance in their career as healthcare professionals. Through a series of courses and well-rounded clinical practice experiences focused on current health issues, students can effectively implement and facilitate disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, and restorative care interventions.

This online Family Nurse Practitioner specialization focuses on evidence-based techniques that can enhance the quality of care and outcomes for patients. The program offers strategies that can prepare students to work in acute and primary care health settings or change the course of their healthcare career. Walden practicum coordinators can assist students in meeting their clinical practice requirements. Graduates of the program can pursue national family nurse practitioner certification and state credentialing.