Be the primary care provider for your community.
For many patients, the first name that comes to mind when they’re looking for answers about their health is their family nurse practitioner. Reason being: F.N.P.s are qualified to diagnose and treat common health problems, interpret lab results, manage treatment plans, prescribe medications and educate patients about wellness across the lifespan.
Because of this level of engagement between a patient and their F.N.P., it’s no surprise that 61% of nurse practitioners opt for certification as an F.N.P., according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
As an F.N.P., you’ll approach each patient with an understanding of the value of collaborative, family-centered care. That means you’ll consistently provide care with the mindset that the family is the patient, so individuals are treated in the context of their family, taking into account all potential dynamics.
It’s a big responsibility to provide care to someone from childhood through adulthood, but with UND’s online Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner degree, you can be confident in your ability to help families grow old together.