The University of Virginia prepares Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) either within the master’s program or as a post-master's certificate. The FNP is an advanced practice role that provides direct patient care in a primary care setting. Family Health Nurse Practitioners emphasize quality relationships with patients, families and communities, education of patients and families, and coordination of services aimed at specific health outcomes.
The curriculum builds on both the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience of the bachelor's and master's prepared nurse.
Certificate students begin study in the fall semester and would complete the program in 21 months.
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