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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 University.

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.



As a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)2, you test, diagnose, treat, and create preventive health care plans for patients throughout their lives. You also create health care policies at the local, state, or government levels. Family Nurse Practitioners are often relied on as the first provider of care for common family health problems and in some states, can practice without physician supervision and operate their own practice.



When patients are admitted to the emergency room, emergency nurse practitioners4 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

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  2. ZipRecruiter (n.d.). Family Nurse Practitioner Salary in New York. Retrieved September 21, 2023 from–in-New-York.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022 April 18). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved August 26, 2022 from
  4. Glassdoor (2020 January 16). Emergency Nurse Practitioner Salaries. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from,28.htm.