Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner: Career Outlook

Fill the demand for primary care providers.

Help others, advance the ideals of health and wellness, and provide care to people of all ages as a Family Nurse Practitioner with an online FNP degree from Utica College.

  • Ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs in America, based on salary and projected jobs1
  • $115,800 median annual salary2
  • 45% job growth projected through 20293

This CCNE- accredited online FNP degree supports your preparation for FNP certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANP).

Graduate in as few as 8 semesters prepared to help fill the high demand for patient-centered care, diagnosis, and treatment.

Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


As a psychiatric or mental health nurse practitioner4, you'd provide primary care for patients struggling with mental health challenges, from disorders to drug addiction. In this role, you'd play a pivotal role in your patients' lives by providing compassionate care that accommodates — or helps patients recover from — mental illness.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner


When patients are admitted to the emergency room, emergency nurse practitioners5 are an integral part of the response team. In this role, you'd work with ER medical staff to provide care that effectively addresses the emergency, stabilizes vital signs, and then determines the next steps for their care.

Additional roles for a Family Nurse Practitioner:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Surgical Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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          Key Skills Employers Need

          • Analyze, design, implement, and evaluate nursing care.

          • Initiate, maintain, and demonstrate skills in care coordination, delegation, and conflict resolution strategies.

          • Promote safe, high-quality care through your ability to monitor, analyze, and prioritize outcomes that need to be improved for individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations.

          • Use critical reflection to translate evidence and integrate scholarship into advanced nursing practice.

          • Incorporate current technologies to deliver and coordinate care across multiple settings.

          • Promote health, help shape the health-delivery system, and advance values like social justice through policy processes and advocacy.

          • Actively collaborate with other health professionals to improve care across systems.

          • Design and ensure the delivery of clinical prevention interventions and population-based care that promotes health, reduces the risk of chronic illness, and prevents disease.

          • Facilitate commitment to a culture of nursing excellence through lifelong personal and professional development.

          • Integrate the arts and sciences, including leadership and ethical principles, with nursing science as a foundation for decision-making within diverse situations, settings, and communities resulting in safe patient care, quality outcomes, and health promotion.

          • Use critical reflection, innovation, and inter-professional collaboration to promote lifelong learning and continual improvement, integrate current evidence, and inform policy.

          • Incorporate current technologies to augment professional practice and scholarship.

          Beyond the Degree

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          1U.S. News and World Report (2020). The 100 Best Jobs in America. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from
          2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 September 1). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved October 7, 2020 from
          3U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 September 1). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from
          4Indeed (2019 July 3). Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner Salaries in the United States. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from
          5Glassdoor (2020 January 16). Emergency Nurse Practitioner Salaries. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from,28.htm.