The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs focuses on the development of nurse practitioners who are clinically and culturally competent to deliver primary care across the age spectrum. There is also a special emphasis on the primary care assessment, treatment, and referral of clients experiencing addictions and co-occurring mental health problems. Students receive didactic and clinical preparation to assess and treat primary care problems of individuals and families from diverse populations and for those who reside in under served (inner city and rural) areas.
The program meets the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guidelines and graduates of the program are eligible for New York State certification and are encouraged to take the national FNP-ANCC certification exam. They are also eligible to sit for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice ( CARN-AP) exam, which is administered by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission