Online Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Program

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Program Overview

Fisher Nursing Online offers a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP) program for aspiring FNPs who are dedicated to providing compassionate, ethical care to patients across their life span. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue FNP certification.

46 Credits

600 Clinical Placement Hours

1 Immersion

Online Primary Care FNP Program Tracks

We offer two program tracks so you can complete the online Primary Care FNP program at the pace that’s right for you.

  • Accelerated Program Track: This track allows you to progress through the program in just 24 months.
  • Part-Time Program Track: The part-time track, which can be completed in as few as 28 months, will give you greater flexibility as you complete your M.S. in Nursing degree.
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Online Primary Care FNP Curriculum

The Wegmans School of Nursing offers programs that integrate academics and clinical rotations to create confident practitioners who are prepared to serve diverse communities.

Coursework

All four of our programs include 30 credits of scholarship core and direct core coursework to help you master the key skills needed by all nurse practitioners. The online Primary Care FNP program continues with 16 credits of specialty clinical core coursework focusing on concepts that are specific to family nurse practitioners.

These specialized courses prepare you to care for patients of all ages, and cover:

  • Addressing common health problems through evidence-based practice
  • Evaluating, diagnosing, and managing health challenges that are relevant to different populations
  • Patient education, advocacy, and diagnostic reasoning skills

View a full list of courses here.

Experiential Learning

You’ll gain hands-on experience working with patients through 600 hours of clinical rotations in your own community. During these rotations, you will perform exams, prescribe treatment, order diagnostic tests, and more under the supervision of an advanced practitioner. Primary Care FNP rotations may take place in settings such as community health centers, private practices, and hospitals.

In addition, you’ll visit our campus in Rochester, New York, for one pre-clinical immersion. Immersions are opportunities to practice critical nursing skills hands-on, experience our renowned nursing facilities, and strengthen your connections within the Fisher community.

Prepare to Become a Family Nurse Practitioner at Fisher

FNPs play an essential role on health care teams and have rewarding careers providing empathetic care to patients of all ages.

  • 67% of all nurse practitioners nationwide have chosen to specialize as FNPs.1
  • FNPs report seeing 18 patients per day in clinical settings including primary care, urgent care, and internal medicine.1
  • Nurse practitioners of all specialties, including FNPs, report a median annual salary of $109,820.2

To become a family nurse practitioner, you must earn an advanced nursing degree and pursue certification. Graduates of our online M.S. in Nursing program are prepared to pursue board certification and credentialing offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Your Community Needs Compassionate Primary Care FNPs

Request information to learn more about how you can promote community health as a Primary Care FNP through the online Primary Care FNP program at St. John Fisher College.

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1 American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2019 National NP Sample Survey: Compensation and Practice. Accessed Oct. 22, 2020.

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners Pay. Accessed Nov. 20, 2020.