A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a registered nurse with the advanced education and clinical competencies necessary to deliver primary health care to people of all ages. In the role as a FNP, you will be prepared to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team (with physicians, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team) to provide comprehensive primary care. Family Nurse Practitioners focus on health and wellness as well as diagnosis and management of common illnesses and prescribe medications in most states.
The Creighton FNP program prepares nurses who seek advanced knowledge and skill in caring for individuals across the lifespan, ranging from birth to death. Our curriculum focuses on culturally competent community based primary healthcare. This program provides solid theoretical and scientific bases for the diagnosis and treatment of common illness, as well as wellness teaching, health promotion, counseling, and disease preventive services. We emphasize advanced clinical skills, including history taking and physical exams, health screening, diagnosis and management of common illness, and skills for disease prevention and risk reduction.
Graduates of Creighton University’s FNP program are eligible to sit for national certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Students are required to complete 675 hours of directly supervised clinical practice which includes a 300 hour residency. The 48 hour masters program can be completed in five semesters of full-time study or may be pursued part-time.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is complete, it will be forwarded to members of the Graduate Admissions and Progressions Committee and will be reviewed at the next scheduled committee meeting. An admission decision will be made, and applicants will be notified promptly.
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing (or Master's degree if post-Master) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.