University of Nebraska Medical Center

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) focuses on the diagnostic reasoning, assessment and management of the primary health care of individuals of all ages. The FNP has advanced knowledge and skills in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and physical and psychosocial assessment. The FNP manages acute conditions and the chronically ill individual within a family practice setting. They recognize patients in primary health care settings who manifest common health problems or changes in their health status requiring referral to appropriate providers. This specialty is not prepared to practice in acute care hospital areas.

Career opportunities include primary care practices, specialty and urgent care clinics, health departments, K- 12 schools, college-based health clinics and health care insurance companies.

Example Three Year Plan of Study

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Overvview



Contact Colleen Kocsis, MS
Student Services Coordinator - Graduate Programs
Campus: Omaha, 402-559-4120