Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed for nurses who are looking to advance their career in a structured yet independent setting.

Family nurse practitioners provide care for a wide range of patients, traditionally in clinical settings or family practices.

Malone's fully online FNP program prepares nurses to be able to move on to the next level of nursing and take on new, exciting responsibilities. The curriculum of the FNP program includes coursework, lab time, and internships, in as fast as two years. Students will engage in an evidence-based practice project and gain hands-on learning through three intensive advanced skills lab sessions: at the beginning, in the middle, and at the conclusion of the program. Online students have full access to Malone library resources, state-of-the-art nursing facilities, and the ability to meet with Malone faculty in person.

Clinical internship sites are chosen based on availability of multiple experiences in conjunction with partnerships, student preferences, and faculty guidance.

Preparing you for the future

The FNP program prepares students to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam to become a board certified FNP.

Where can FNPs practice? Here are a few common settings where FNPs choose to grow their career:

  • Private practices
  • Physicians' offices
  • Schools
  • Nurse-managed clinics
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals

View course curriculum

Each course and its description is listed in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 

Samantha Quillen '14

FNP Graduate

"One of my clinical rotation sites was in need of a nurse practitioner, and they offered me a job immediately after graduation. I am now happily working in primary care, which was my ultimate goal."