Nurse Practitioner Program OverviewThe Family Nurse Practitioner option offers students a focus on development and implementation of the nurse practitioner role with patients across the lifespan. Gannon's faculty offers individualized face to face education, expertise and mentoring in assessment, diagnoses and implementation of care to individuals, families and groups in the community setting. Ethical dilemmas and legal issues resulting from the advanced practice role are addressed. Primary care provider and leadership roles in community practice are learned from a theoretical knowledge base in the classroom and a clinical practice base in a variety of settings. Students learn needs assessment approaches for a community-wide system of health care services. Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate For students with an earned MSN, a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate may be earned by taking the 33 didactic and clinical course credits indicated with an asterisk. If the student has not completed a thesis, the research component will be required. Certificate students are admitted on a space-available basis. What Makes Us Different Program is a combination of classroom and clinical based coursework Graduates of the FNP program will acquire a solid foundation for doctoral study View Curriculum and Course Descriptions Program Costs and Career Options View Gainful Employment information for this program.