M.S. in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track - Career & Professional Opportunities

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) has the privilege of working in all levels of healthcare but critical care, and the opportunity to care for patients throughout the lifespan. FNPs work in:

  • Emergency Department or other departments of a hospital such as interventional radiology, pain, cardiac, gynecology, neurological, infertility, pediatrics, pulmonary or renal, and more
  • Primary care
  • Surgical centers or specialty
  • Ambulatory care clinics or private practices in internal medicine or family practice
  • Specialty clinics or private practice in all types of specialties such as gastroenterology, cardiac, gynecology, oncology, pulmonary, endocrine, infectious disease, and more
  • College health
  • Pediatric clinics, school-based care, or private practice
  • Long-term care
  • Prisons and detention centers
  • Occupational health
  • Research
  • Palliative care

As an autonomous primary healthcare provider, you'll be prepared to administer care with the following advanced skills and knowledge:

  • Genetics
  • Family theory
  • Physiology and pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health assessment
  • Adult health medicine
  • Women's health
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics

Additionally, your knowledge in health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, and nursing research will serve to improve your ability to assume an advanced practice nursing role.

Learn more about how the University's Office of Career Planning can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

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