M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner
LIU Post offers the Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The 46-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters of part-time study. Graduates of the FNP program will be eligible for a New York State Certificate as family nurse practitioners and will be eligible for national board certification through the national certifying agencies for advanced practice nursing (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners).
Family nurse practitioners perform health assessments, diagnose medical and nursing problems, and provide healthcare management and guidance to patients and their families in a wide variety of health care settings. The FNP program serves to increase the opportunity for nurses to obtain advanced practice preparation as well as serve to increase the number of nurse practitioners available to deliver both primary and tertiary care to families.
The School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post also offers a 27-credit post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner to RNs who hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to become family nurse practitioners.
The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making and professional growth. Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is presented in both lecture and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.