Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.


Learn to deliver primary health care to families across the life span as a Family Nurse Practitioner

USJ’s master’s degree program prepares RNs for advanced practice and board certification and to deliver primary health care to families across the life span and make a positive impact in your community.

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Program Facts


The master’s degree program in Nursing at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.


Program Outcomes

The student:

  • Applies knowledge from the sciences to advance nursing practice across diverse settings, populations, and cultures
  • Demonstrates leadership to promote optimal health outcomes in health care systems
  • Appraises practice environments for quality improvement and safety in contemporary healthcare delivery systems
  • Integrates evidence-based research, clinical expertise, and individual preferences to promote health and prevent disease
  • Uses patient care and communication technologies to enhance, integrate and coordinate care
  • Influences health policy at the systems level by employing advocacy strategies
  • Participates as an integral member and leader of interprofessional teams to influence the management and coordination of care
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for advanced nursing practice

Career Opportunities: primary care practices, long-term care facilities, and a variety of community health care clinics.


The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares you for the required comprehensive exam in the final year of the program. Clinical learning experiences occur at a variety of health care agencies. The program teaches leadership and change-agent roles in health promotion and therapeutic clinical practice and teaches you to administer, consult, educate, and research as part of the advanced practice role in nursing.

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    Yvonne Joy, DNP, APRN
    Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of DNP and FNP programs
    Phone: 860.231.5258
    Email: [email protected]

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