Long Island University

M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner


720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner

Format: Campus

Program Description:

LIU Post offers the Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The 46-credit program is designed to be completed in seven semesters (fall, spring, and summer) of part-time study. Graduates of the FNP program are eligible for a New York State licensure as a family nurse practitioner 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 diagnose, treat, and prescribe for conditions affecting the pediatric, women’s health (gynecological), and adult/gerontology populations.  In New York State, nurse practitioners are autonomous (working in collaboration with a physician, but not supervised by same) and the FNP program at LIU Post is committed to preparing students to this autonomous role. The FNP program also 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 primary and tertiary care as well as health promotion, education, counseling, and disease prevention so patients can make healthy choices.  Candidates will complete course work and a minimum of 540 precepted hours of clinical practice in primary health care settings.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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