According to Walden University:
|“This online Family Nurse Practitioner specialization focuses on evidence-based techniques that can enhance the quality of care and outcomes for your patients. Study strategies that can prepare you to work in primary care health settings to change the course of your healthcare career. Walden practicum coordinators can assist you in meeting your clinical practice requirements. As a graduate of the program, you can pursue national family nurse practitioner certification and state credentialing.”|
|Total credit hours||47-81|
|Tuition per credit||Tuition and fees|
|Accreditation||This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive||640 practicum hours required.|
|Tracks||RN Track: For registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you can begin the foundations courses for the MSN.
BSN Track: For registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.
RN to MSN Track: For registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing and would like to obtain their bachelor’s degree while working toward their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). With this accelerated program of study, you can earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than earning each degree separately.
|Admission requirements||According to Walden University, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: