According to Grand Canyon University:
|The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares experienced professional nurses for advanced practice as primary care providers. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) makes independent critical judgments in all levels of prevention, including health promotion; illness prevention; and diagnosis and management for individuals, families, communities and populations. The FNP performs comprehensive health assessments, diagnoses illness and prescribes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments to manage acute and chronic health problems to achieve quality, cost-effective outcomes in a culturally sensitive context. The role of the FNP includes educating, consulting, collaborating, using research to make practice decisions, and influencing professional and public policies.