Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Nurse Practitioner - Family

Family Nurse Practitioner Top Nursing Masters Degree and Post-Master's Certificate
Program Overview   

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is awarded to successful graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner (APNF) program in the concentration of Family Health. While pursuing this Nursing Master’s Degree, students can learn important skills in the areas of health promotion, risk detection, illness prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. If you are interested in pursuing your Master’s Degree in Nursing, it is time to discover how KSU can help you achieve your goals.  

Family Nurse Practitioners are taught to 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. This Nursing Master’s Degree program can help students learn primary care skills and clinical judgment skills through mentorship of faculty and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics. Family Nurse Practitioners are employed in primary care offices including family practice, internal medicine, managed care offices, ERs, clinics, long-term care facilities, academic settings, and occupational health settings. Family Nurse Practitioners are skilled clinicians who serve as healthcare researchers, interdisciplinary consultants and patient advocates.  

The ideal applicants to this Nursing Master's Degree Program will have 3-5 years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse preferably with exposure to a variety of ages and patient populations. Applicants to the Nursing Master’s Degree program must arrange for an interview prior to being approved for the FNP program. Interviews will take place early spring for fall semester and late summer to early fall for spring semester.

The Family NP Nursing Master’s Degree program offers:

  • Faculty mentorship and advising ·        
  • Part-time plans of study
  • Clinical experiences in a variety of ambulatory settings and specialty clinics
  • Many online course offerings
  • 100% student pass rate on national certification exams since 2007
  • The award of Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at completion
  • Eligibility to attain ANCC certification or AANP certification
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is known for its intellectual rigor and clinical quality. This Master’s Degree in Nursing satisfies requirements for NP certification in Family Health through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Program Director

  • Marie Anne Hickey, MSN, CNP ( mhickey2@kent.edu
  • 330-672-8842 or 28842 on-campus dial for free
Post-Master's Certificate

In the Kent State College of Nursing, post-master's nursing certificate programs are available to individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing.

Click here for more information about the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2015*: September 1, 2014
  • Fall 2015: December 1, 2014
*Post-Master's Certificate only

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