MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner will integrate evidence-based practice into the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages with common acute, chronic physical, and psychiatric diseases.

Program Mission

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences' graduate nursing program focuses on practices that meet the total needs for advanced nursing practice for diverse populations in diverse settings. The graduate nursing program provides a rigorous academic curriculum with rich and varied clinical opportunities which will be in the outpatient setting, except for 100 hours of optional specialty time.

Program Goals

Our Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to provide care to people of all ages and backgrounds. You'll be able to develop long-term plans for patients, to manage health conditions, prevent disease, and promote healthy habits. The program focuses on the outpatient management of conditions such as those managed in a primary care office.

Why Choose the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Degree?

  • $113,930 median salary* 
  • 100% job placement**
  • 26% increase need for nurse practitioners by 2028*

You are passionate about nursing and are ready for more responsibility, promotional, opportunities and earning potential. Nurse practitioners are more in demand than ever with projected job growth of 26 percent by 2028.** Invest in your future with an FNP degree or second master’s degree.

*Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 report.

**Graduate employability data provided by Saint Luke’s College 2017 survey. 

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Advantages of Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

A degree from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences means you get a quality education from a proven leader with over 115+ years of nursing education experience.

Students choose Saint Luke’s College for:

  • Financial aid, work-study, and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Access to stellar academic and clinical resources and sites
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Nursing faculty with industry, clinical and teaching experience
  • Part-time and full-time options available for working adult learners
  • Courses offered year-round
  • Mostly online, innovative curriculum
  • Ability to transfer in up to 12 credit hours
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

*The master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Luke’s College Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to: 

  1. Earn gainful employment as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics, oncology, neonatal, psychiatric, or clinical care, among other medical specialities.
  2. Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings
  3. Exhibit organizational and system leadership skills to promote ethical, safe, and high-quality patient care
  4. Contribute to improvement and safety in health care organizations using validated instruments, methods, and quality improvement measures
  5. Incorporate research to guide clinical decisions, patient education, and professional practice
  6. Use appropriate technology while engaging in care management, collaboration, education, and decision making
  7. Advocate for consumers and interprofessional health team members through policy development and implementation
  8. Collaborate effectively as an interprofessional team member or leader to facilitate care for individuals and populations in a diversity of settings

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