Family nurse practitioners, or FNPs, are registered nurses who have achieved the advanced education needed to act as family-focused primary care providers, either autonomously or in collaboration with medical physicians. With a shortage of primary care physicians in healthcare today, MSN programs are helping to close the gap.
49,300: Projected shortage of primary care physicians by 2030-Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC 2018)
36%: Projected job growth rate for nurse practitioners from 2016–2026-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey 2018
$109,021: Average annual salary for nurse practitioners-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey 2018
High Job Satisfaction
Family nurse practitioner is one of the top five “Best Healthcare Jobs” and in the top seven of the “100 Best Jobs” according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019. FNPs enjoy a wide range of practice placements like outpatient medical clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities.
The Carson-Newman online MSN program is available in these states: