Master's Degree of Sciences in Nursing with specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner | Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo

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Master's Degree of Sciences in Nursing with specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP Program

This program is available at: Main Campus, Orlando Campus, South Florida Campus.

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and training. Their goal is  to  help  people  be  as  healthy  as  possible.  Family  Nurse  Practitioners  advocate  for  health  promotion  and  disease prevention.  These  professionals  teach  people  ways  to  stay  healthy  and  treat  them  for  acute  illness  (e.g.  colds)  and chronic  diseases  (e.g.  diabetes). Family Nurse Practitioners may perform health  histories, physical assessment and examinations, order  and  interpret  diagnostic/laboratory  studies,  diagnose  and  treat    common illness   and  minor injuries, make referrals to specialists, counsel and teach health and nutrition, prescribe/manage medication therapy and provide continued/follow–up and coordinate care for patients  at  any  stage  of  development  throughout  the  individuals  life  span.

Students are taught through a holistic perspective with a multidisciplinary and collaborative focus throughout the life span of the patient. Students are exposed to educational activities that will prepare them to increase health promotion, preventive health, and provide primary care services. Students will contribute to decrease morbidity and mortality in medically underserved, low-income populations, both globally and in Puerto Rico.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Universidad Ana G. Méndez is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


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