Family Nurse Practitioner
Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Nursing
Degree(s): Master of Science in Nursing
Overview: The family nurse practitioner major is a 42-credit-hour program that prepares students for the advanced practice of nursing of people of all ages. Focus is on the comprehensive study of health concerns of well, at-risk, and chronically ill individuals and their families. Students provide direct care in ambulatory settings, neighborhood clinics, extended-care agencies, and private clinical practice. In collaboration with other health care professionals, students learn health assessment, health promotion, clinical decision making, diagnosis, and treatment of illness, client education, and follow-up for family self-care. The major allows either full- or part-time study. Most students finish in three to four years, including the nursing study.