Family Practice Nurse/Nursing

A family practice nurse is a health professional who helps patients of all ages. From newborns to great-grandparents, those who major in family practice nursing see it all and are devoted to ensuring their patients all receive top-quality care. Most family practice nursing programs are undertaken after receiving your bachelor's in nursing. Programs are typically two years and are a blend of classroom lecture, lab simulation, and clinical practice. Minimum requirements for entry into most programs require a bachelor's degree in nursing, one year of nursing experience, and a minimum GPA. Once you're admitted and can begin studying family practice nursing, you'll learn more about reproductive health care management and advanced physiology. All those years you spent studying chemistry, biology, geometry, algebra, and microbiology in high school and nursing school will come in handy as you work through the challenging curriculum. Your clinical practice may be a blend of simulated experience on campus and off-campus practice in family clinics or other health care environments. During clinical practice off-campus, you will have the chance to interview and examine patients, perform diagnostics tests, and treat patients. Some programs allow students to specialize in orthopedics, HIV care, women's health, cardiovascular health, or oncology. Once you complete your studies, you are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through AANP or ANCC.

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“…i couldn't be more content with my choice of university for undergraduate education. penn state has so much to offer for students like me who don't put a limit to their dreams: highly-ranked academics, endless extra-curricular activities, greek life,...” – Alexandra from Sewell, NJ

“…Duke's a diverse school with students of all sorts of races and backgrounds. The education is vigorous, so you'll get out whatever you put in. There are hundreds of student groups, academic opportunities and living environments to choose from, so...” – Elisabeth from Durham, NC

“…My school is big on traditions and is overall a very friendly campus. The professors are willing to help you one on one to help you get the grade you need and deserve. I rate my school a 10 from 1-10 because its a very big happy family who look out...” – Amanda from Houston, TX

“…it is a great school because of the atmosphere, teachers, and everything that has to do with austin. it is at an awesome location. i feel welcomed and happily plan to live and get a job here.” – Emile from Dallas, TX

“…USC is the place for opportunities. You are not only paying for a great education, but also connections and resume builders that will help you get where you want in life. USC is a school for leaders and overachievers. ” – Madison from Los Angeles, CA

“…Penn students are defined by their passion, even if it is undefined upon entering freshman year. Classes are so difficult that you have to experience them to understand, but the sense of accomplishment that comes with mastery over them is liberating...” – Josh from Dayville, CT

“…At Miami, it really is all about the U. U are treated as an individual student with personalized attention from top professors, incredible opportunities, and amazing tools to help you succeed in all aspects. With the fabulous weather and super...” – Jennifer from Florida

“…UCI is a very quiet school in terms of partying, but there are always activities going on throughout the day that any student can participate in. The school is fantastic in Academics and has many research opportunities. ” – Bi0N3rd

“…The atmosphere of Baylor is very relaxing. The people on campus are really friendly. It is easy to make friends on a campus this size.” – Chalice from Pflugerville, TX

“…in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities. ” – Christopher from Houston, TX

“…It's great! Take a bike though cause they seem useful. Have fun.” – Edwin from Cape Coral, FL

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

“…bc is a great university that is geared for all types of students. it is a liberal arts university with schools in business, nursings, arts and sciences, and education. everyone at bc is friendly and outgoing, and it is a great choice for a college...” – Anonymous from Chestnut Hill, MA

“…If you're not rich, it's totally a different world you will be living in. (the Vandybubble) It's annoying but the experience and education is SO worth it. WE BLEED BLACK AND GOLD- LET'S GO DORES!” – Z from Nashville, TN

“…The campus is beautiful, more so than you could ever imagine. The people are friends you will always have just like and everyone says! Lastly you will learn more than you ever thought you could; about your major, yourself, and the real world.” – Anissa from Grand Prairie, TX

“…The campus is beautiful and not too spread out. All of my classes have been wonderful thus far, and really are shaped to my interests. There are so many study enhancements in this community to make sure that students do succeed. ” – Taelor from Columbia, SC

“…Emory is surprisingly the perfect grounds for culturing new ideas. Even though it doesn't have a football team, Emory is still high in spirit and makes up for it in swimming and soccer. Above all, Emory is the perfect combination of nature-esque...” – Sindhu from GA

“…U of Iowa is an institution that invites young minds to grow and develop with the help of highly educated leaders. Family values are important within the administration and add value to the environment within the grounds of the university. Service is...” – Eric from Pingrey Grove, IL

“…The school is beautiful along with the people. The professors are very helpful and strive for your success. Once you get rotted into the place, it feels like home. ” – Torero FOREVER

“…By far the most diverse private school I've ever encountered, I love it. Staff is always easily approachable! Extremely worth every cent I pay. ” – Cynthia from Chicago, IL

“…George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events...” – Meredith from Marlton, NJ

“…Pace University is a great school that has afforded me so many fantastic opportunities I would not have received had I gone elsewhere. Pace has the most fantastic location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, making it ideal for anyone who wants to...” – Sarah in Brooklyn, NY

“…University of Cincinnati is a big school that offers a copious amount of sports and organizations. The professors are kind, open and willing to help. The main campus offers beautiful scenery, modern to historic architecture, and various stores...” – Naira from Mason, OH

“…unique. rigorous. rewarding.” – Pre-med from Portland, OR

“…Stony Brook University affords one the opportunity to achieve goals they never thought possible. You will be pushed and tested but it is for your benefit in the future. For the price of the school, the amount you will learn about life, relationships...” – Ashley from Amityville, NY

“…fiu is a great school for anyone who is looking for a diverse group of students and a great education. teachers will always have office hours open to help you whenever you need it and they truly encourage you to come ask them for help. fiu also makes...” – Vlera from Washington, DC

“…Brigham young stands as a precedent for student education. It is a pinnacle of cleanliness of word and of character. It is a school like no other with the honor code as a standing tradition to be upheld by the students and the faculty. ” – Kaitlyn from Riverton, UT

“…iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the...” – Arnesha from Jeffersonville, IN

“…This is a really fantastic school, although it's a tad expensive. Teachers are all very qualified and challenge you to independently work, and think(however they are more than happy to help). ” – Nicholas from Palm Coast, FL

“…illinois state university is a wonderfully diverse university. since being here, i have learned so many life lessons as well as the tools needed to become a wonderful teacher; as they are wonderful as well. all in all, illinois state is not a...” – Tiffani from Chicago, IL

“…NAU is a very exciting and thrilling school. Besides the amazing weather and the stunning scenery, Nau is a very fun school that has a lot of outdoor activities available. Nau is also very interested in its students: the class sizes are perfect for...” – Adrianna from Phoenix, AZ

“…a large school with many opportunities (be it academics, socially, etc.) ” – Mina J from New York, New York

“…Mercer University is a challenging college with rigorous courses. The college is a small college with a very friendly vibe and people always looking to hang out and have fun. Mercer's programs prepare you for the real world if you are successful and...” – Angela from Macon, GA

“…a great mid-size university with numerous course offerings and majors. you can enjoy the smaller university atmosphere while having access to the amenities of the city of huntington wv. while small. there is a multi-cultural feel and it is one of...” – Amanda from Le Roy, WV

“…villanova is a medium-sized school with large-scale opportunities and resources. they value community, academics, sports, and the arts. there is something for everyone, and anything is possible here.” – Lauren from East Brunswick, NJ

“…loyola has a gorgeous campus,, and is in a quiet, diverse area of a great city. being a relatively expensive, private institution, however, means that the make-up of the university is not nearly as diverse. the small size and great reputation will...” – Jason from Chicago, IL

“…Case Western is a school that is very focused on academics and research. It is quite academically rigorous, but also very rewarding. Using "Think Beyond the Possible," as their motto, Case Western drives their students to achieve their goals, even...” – Elanda from Fairview Park, OH

“…Seattle university is a great school that pushes you to succeed in your education and your future careers. They offer services like career services, tutoring, and many types of clubs. They have a wonderful business program that is ranked.” – Hector from Seattle, WA

“…Xavier is a private institution with a strong Jesuit focus. Xavier always has a welcoming atmosphere that makes campus immediately feel like home. The professors on campus are eager to teach and always make class interesting and engaging. ” – Kathleen from IL

“…georgia southern is a great place to go if you are outgoing and like being around people. the campus is absolutely beautiful, and the library is unlike anything you've ever seen. being involved on campus is the best thing you could do for yourself!” – Rebecca from Acworth, GA

“…UNCW is a beautiful and asthetically pleasing campus that I have called home for the past year. The professors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful as well as the RAs and people in power. Also being so close to the beach is a huge plus.” – Allison from Raleigh, NC

“…not to big but not to small. classes are easy to find. students are very friendly and nice. the atmosphere is very prone to learning.” – Rudy from Lyndhurst, OH

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI

“…Oakland University is an involved and exciting school with so much to offer students. A place to learn and explore many options of career choices. A place to meet life long friends. ” – Yewande from Warren, MI

“…Sacred Heart University is a closely knit private school focused in on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and they live up to this tradition exceptionally. In each of its core classes, and in every learning opportunity students take part in, they...” – Allison from Trumbull, CT

“…The University of Portland is a lovely small school. It is religious, however it isn't oppressively religious. The professors are competent as well as helpful, a few are downright hysterical.” – Micah from Gig Harbor, WA

“…uta is perfect. it isn't to big or to small; it is growing and will soon be a pier 1 school. the academics are held on very high standards; 10 out of 10.” – Hilary from Garland, TX

“…A small private school in the midst of big changes in the upcoming years. Good community within the school that reaches out and makes use of the surrounding community as well. Teachers and advisers on the whole are very supportive and will do what...” – Britnee from Annandale, VA

“…Duquesne University is a well rounded and dedicated establishment. Faculty to Student Ratio is 14:1 and students have more opportunities to succeed. While the university is pricy... it is defiantly worth every penny for it's investment into students...” – Ashley from Pitcairn, PA

“…Wonderful teachers and advisers. Great college experience. Clean and awesome class rooms.” – Nora from Tyler, TX

“…bradley gives a well-rounded education. the campus is beautiful and everything is easily accessible. the students, faculty, staff, and professors are nice and always willing to give a helping hand.” – Megan from Lake Zurich, IL

“…Barry is a SMALL private school that attends to those who are serious about their future careers. It has everything a person needs to be a successful and happy student. The campus is really nice and it is a comfortable place to be.” – Elle, NY

“…widener is filled with friendly students and an even friendlier faculty. the sports teams, both athletes and coaches, are dedicated and hard working. the course load is tough yet manageable, depending of course on your major.” – Victoria from Delran, NJ

“…This University has a great environment. The sports, activities, and gym are all great ways to live healthier lives and meet new people. The wide range of professors make the college learning experience that much better.” – Nicholas from columbus, GA

“…I would rate North Park a number one school. I left North Park after my first year because I thought another school would be better. Believe me once your at North Park with the great teachers and the super help you get from everyone you will not...” – Taylor from Chicago, IL

“…samford is a great place to learn in a christian environment. there is a great student to faculty ratio, giving students plenty of opportunity to seek individual help. the faculty are warm and inviting, and always willing to help students improve...” – Megan

“…Texas Woman's University's application process was simple and straightforward. The faculty and staff have been very professional and accommodating. I am excited to be attend TWU!!” – John from Endicott, NY

“…Visiting the school was an amazing experience, it was a beautiful campus. I would really recommend people who want to be around a friendly environment to visit, and attend.Being from New Orleans, the school feels like a great environment for me.” – Chelsey from Grand Prairie, TX

“…Midwestern State has a very nice campus, small yet spread out, with well maintained buildings and lawns. The small class sizes give students a chance to connect with their professors. It was rated the best value in the nation among public...” – Richard from Highland Village, TX

“…ACU provides a loving environment, exceptional professors, and a well of student resources. In my 4 years at this university, I have been overwhelmed with the amount of love and cohesiveness in this community; we really are the ACU family, and people...” – Sarah from Abilene, TX

“…I have loved my experiences at Southern Connecticut State University. It is so easy to get involved and there is something for all walks of life. As a student, I feel I am truly motivated to work hard for my future.” – Stephanie from Wallingford, CT

“…North Georgia provides everything I need to succeed after college. Their military program, which I am currently in, gives great leadership training. Everything I want from a college is right here in Dahlonega, Georgia.” – Robert from McDonough, GA

“…Grambling State University is a great place to start your college career. I fully enjoyed my first semester there with all the things that they have to offer. If you choose Grambling as your college, I'm pretty sure you will not be sorry.” – Jasmine from Colfax, LA

“…A friendly, fun environment. The School is really involved with the Community and vise verse. A great size and good pricing, I'm paying the same or less than I would have to go to some of my in-state School” – Kaitlin from Skokie, IL

“…Binghamton University has been a very academic, challenging and exceptional institution for my higher education experience. I have gotten involved with many different clubs, theater, sorority, community service and continue to maintain over a 3.5...” – jocelyn from Scarsdale, NY

“…texas a&m university corpus christi is a great campus. the senery is beautiful, campus life is always busy you will never find yourself bored, and there are so may oppertunities for growth as a student. the profesors are really good at being there...” – Brandy from San Antonio, TX

“…best experience ever!” – Jessica from Kernersville, NC

“…Jacksonville University is the home to a diverse student body, but the schools variety does not stop there. Jacksonville has various social, cultural, greek, religious, performance arts, and other service organizations. The Jacksonville University...” – Chunia from Indianapolis, IN

“…the campus is very beautiful, and i could easily see myself living and learning here. the catholic atmosphere keeps it moral and enjoyable, and the prospect of attending daily mass right on campus is invaluable. it is unfortunately rather expensive,...” – Jacob from Elizabeth, CO

“…This is such a good school. The classes are smaller than most, so there is a bigger opportunity for one-on-one involvement between teachers and students. You get to know your teachers as well as getting to meet people from different backgrounds.” – Kelli from San Angelo, TX

“…The university of Indianapolis is an amazing school that offers numerous opportunities for their students. The smaller classrooms create an environment where questions can be asked comfortably, and answered quickly. Most of the professors are down...” – Anne from Fishers, IN

“…My experience with Winston Salem State University is currently a great experience. I absolutely love the small campus atmosphere. Not to mention my major department along with the professors are great. Not to mention the fact they see me as a student...” – Briana from Salisbury, NC

“…the university itself is an historic landmark in the state texas, being the second oldest public institute. the university is the, ivy league of hbcus, your education will not be taken for granted. family- oriented, campus, you'll feel right at home.” – Panther

“…this is a great school to attend. there are small classroom sizes and teachers who really care. this is an awesome place to make friends for life.” – katie from Saint Louis, MO

“…La Salle has an amazing Honors Program and promises to challenge you. I would suggest trying to apply to the honors program because it is definitely worth it. All of the college professors are great” – Candice from West Chester, PA

“…Harding is a great school with great opportunities for students. Teachers are very helpful and truly care about students. I would recommend Harding to anybody looking to be involved in a tight community of students. ” – Janice from Bartlesville, OK

“…usm is a great school that is often taken for granted. there are tons of opportunities available once you become involved in the community. usm is also known to have some of the best programs around, in certain majors.” – Jenae

“…simmons college is a prestigious all women's college with a tight knit community in a large city. simmons is your first stop to success! they set you up for not only your major but for becoming a powerful woman in the work field.” – Melissa from Boston, MA

“…The Christian atmosphere is great, I love knowing that people care about you. The professors actually try to help everyone succeed.” – Chris from Bolingbrook, IL

“…a well laid out campus with decent parking and very knowledgeable professors. many are easy to approach and decent food.” – Jeremy from Hubbard, OH

“…Cedarville is an amazing place. If you are looking for God, fun, friends, and a great education, you should check out Cedarville. It's a fantastic environment!” – Jonnah from Independence, KY

“…the campus of the school is beautiful, and has every tree industrious to minnesota growing on the campus.has over 100+ major and minor undergraduate programs, with a wide range of specializations within each department. the staff and professors are...” – Anthony from Winona, MN

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

“…molloy college is an intriguing college. it's small yet close-knit and friendly. molloy college is where you go to start something. ” – Elana from Brooklyn, NY

“…I'm a Health Promotion and Fitness Major, and the professors are great! The classes are small, the professors are excited to be here, the area is safe but close to big city excitement, and the food's pretty good too! I also got a lot of financial aid...” – Elizabeth from Avalon, CA

“…This is the best school in Delaware that makes you feel like family You will leave with one of the best degrees you can achieve with in this state After graduation your degree will push you to the top of the employee top 10 desired list ” – C from New Castle, DE

“…saginaw valley has great cafeteria food. there are a lot of activities on campus that you can enjoy. they are also located near shopping centers and a bus line to get you back and forth. ” – Dominique from Saginaw, MI

“…the college is superb in terms of student to teacher ratio. the most one has to walk to get to class is ten to fifteen minutes. the dorms are a great way to meet people but can be quite noisy.” – Krystal from Milledgeville, GA

“…loma linda is a wonderful christian university. it will provide you with the best education while allowing yourself to be a well rounded student.” – Cara from Loma Linda, CA

“…Viterbo University is a great university for anyone looking to pursue any type of career. They really prepare you for you career interests and get you out into the field once you have chosen your major or field of interest. It is important for...” – Samantha from La Crosse, WI

“…So far, although I am in the middle of my application process, I have found the staff at U of Mary to be very helpful. I have already been in contact with them asking questions about the admissions process and other things I need to know, and I have...” – Nim from CO

“…Great community of staff and students. A lot of diversity and activities for students to expand their friendships. Awesome Professors with are dedicated to students' learning.” – Tommy from Spanaway, WA

Wagner College
Staten Island, NY

“…wagner is an excellent place to learn. the environment is calming and suitable for studying. there is also always someone wanting to help you become a better student. ” – Kari from Brooklyn, NY

“…Union University is the best school on the face of the earth. Teachers really care about the success of the student and encourage the students to do their very best. Almost all of the students there are friendly and genuinely care about their peers.” – Justin from Belmont, MS

“…The professors are actually caring and one on one service is always provided. Everyone cares for each other. No one is alone.” – Kyla from Walton, KY

“…This university takes education seriously, but also manages to be very student-friendly. The small size allows for strong community bonds, and the location in the middle of the city is very convenient for all endeavors. The university sticks to its...” – Cathryn from Washington, DC

“…i love the small class sizes and personal attention. it is a great place for new students, older students and those returning after taking a break. i have never been disappointed with my experiences here.” – Shannon from Eastpointe, MI

“…My college is a ten. The students and staff our very friendly and helpful. The school is a team in making sure each student is successful in reaching their goals.” – Samara from Chesterfield, MI

“…Francis Marion is an okay college. There is not much to do in Florence but once you get involved on campus you will have a good time there.” – from Columbia, SC

“…Brenau offers a variety of degrees. Brenau's staff and educators are professionals with working experience. Brenau's instructors want their student's to achieve.” – Amanda from Manchester, TN

“…The best thing about southern they take care about the whole aspect of your life the physical Spiritual and mental.” – Joel from Brentwood, MD

“…A great program that challenges yo and allows, you to develop professionally.” – Current Student!!!

“…Overall, Mount Saint Vincent, is a really good school. The school is co-ed, has a wide expanse of clubs and sports, and it's mainly a small private catholic school with a beautiful campus. ” – Tanina from Brooklyn, NY