Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Primary Care for Patients of All Ages and Families

As an FNP, you can make a difference in patients' lives by expanding your knowledge and skills beyond being able to diagnose and provide treatment. With your new experience, you will be able to provide disease prevention and management, counseling, and health and wellness education for families across the life span. 

Our online family nurse practitioner track will allow you to analyze evidence-based practice to facilitate direct care for health promotion, protection and disease prevention. You’ll understand how to apply critical-thinking skills to clinical decision-making and diagnostic reasoning for prioritizing care and demonstrating communication skills to positively impact patient outcomes physically, psychosocially, spiritually, cognitively and developmentally.

According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the United States will be short at least 120,000 family medicine providers by 2030. Enrolling in our FNP program online and becoming an advanced practice nurse allows you to be part of the solution. 

 

Clinical Placement Experts

Wilkes works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that is compliant, meets University and national guidelines and prepares you for success in our family nurse practitioner program. Clinical placement services are built into the program and are provided at no additional charge. We partner with you to:

  • Research and find a nearby site aligned with your area of study and secure a preceptor.
  • Organize all necessary documents and clearance requirements prior to your clinicals.
  • Monitor your schedule and placement hours.

Admission Requirements | Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing ­– FNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Associate degree in nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Master of Science in Nursing­ – FNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Post-Graduate/APRN Certificate: FNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • MSN, DNP or BSN-DNP degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Program Features

  • $728 per credit hour
  • Three opportunities per year to start classes
  • 12-week courses
  • Check state authorization

*Applications presenting a history of disciplinary action on professional licenses will be subject to an additional review process by the Special Licensure Discrepancy Committee of the University.