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Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses with graduate-level academic knowledge and clinical skills to practice in the roles of clinicians, educators, and leaders. Family nurse practitioners diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, partnering with patients to maintain health and wellness, with a focus on preventative care.

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Why Study Family Nursing Practitioner at Radford?

Clinical Assistance: As a Family Nurse Practitioner student, you will progress through the program with a small cohort of classmates and mentoring from dedicated faculty and staff. A dedicated clinical coordinator assists students with clinical placement.

Interprofessionalism: We provide our students with opportunities to interact and learn beside a broad range of healthcare providers so they’re prepared to collaborate across specialties from the start of their careers.

Research and Adaptation: Moving to the next level of nursing practice in your career, we seek to provide opportunities to allow you to continue to learn about medical and scientific advances and research through advanced skills workshops, skills assessments, and precepted clinical experiences.

Careers and Internships

Radford University Carilion graduates have a 96% employment rate and they find success across a wide range of practice settings, including:

  • Outpatient clinics and care centers
  • Physician offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home healthcare services
  • Employment services
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Government agencies
  • Social assistance agencies
  • Educational institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Public health
  • Industrial settings
  • Occupational health

Opportunities for Family Nursing Practitioner students at Radford

Given the tremendous need for well-qualified nurses throughout the U.S., the federal government-along with many other employers-offer loan-forgiveness programs to help licensed nurses who practice in high-need areas repay their student loans:

  • The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program is a unique program geared toward nurses who work in underserved communities at critical shortage facilities. Registered nurses who work at least 32 hours/week at a qualified facility can have 60% of their student loans paid in 2 years of employment.
  • The Perkins Loan, The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and other programs offered by individual states provide tremendous loan-forgiveness opportunities to support practicing nurses.
  • Nearly 100% pass rate of F.N.P. National Certification Exam

The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Radford University Carilion is designed specifically for working nurses who need the flexibility to complete the program while maintaining their current employment. The graduates are eligible for national certification exams through 1 of 2 certifying bodies-the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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We want to get to know you better and we are excited that you are ready to take your next step and learn more about us. We are here to help you and look forward to working with you during your college search process.