Getting your family nurse practitioner certification gives you the opportunity to work in a broad range of settings. Because FNPs are qualified to care for patients across the lifespan, you can choose from careers in a diverse selection of healthcare environments.
According to a recent study by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the top FNP practice settings are hospital outpatient clinics, private group practices, and private physician practices.
The versatility of the family nurse practitioner designation means that you are likely to find a role off the beaten path if that is what you are looking for.
While hospital outpatient clinics, private group practices, and private physician practices are the most common choices for family nurse practitioners, your unique qualifications place you in high demand in these exciting potential workplaces:
This list of family nurse practitioner career options is not exhaustive. In fact, the unique skill sets of an FNP are indispensable in nearly any area of healthcare, from direct patient care to policy and education and beyond. As you begin your FNP journey, there is no need to settle — the right role is out there, ready for your expertise.
For FNP students, new practicing FNPs, and beyond, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates provides the resources and tools you need to accomplish your goals and sharpen your skills. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about FNP certification or continuing education options.