Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Career

Fast Track Your Future in Primary Care.

The overall career outlook for all types of nurse practitioners — including FNPs — is excellent. With job openings expected to grow by 31 percent through 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it truly is the perfect time to advance your expertise within the field.

Where can you work?

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Health departments
  • Schools
  • Primary care offices
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Hospices
  • Primary Care Private Practices
  • Community clinics
  • Nursing homes

What roles can you hold?

  • Primary Care Mid-level Provider
  • Acute Care Mid-level Provider
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Researcher

What’s your growth potential?

With demand for nurse practitioners surging in the U.S., the potential payoff is promising:

  • RNs who pursue their certificate to qualify for a nurse practitioner role could see a $25,000 salary increase. (
  • Nurse practitioners earned an annual median wage of nearly $103,880 in 2017. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS))
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks nurse practitioners among the best career paths in 2018: #3 Best Healthcare Jobs and #4 in the 100 Best Jobs.

Sources: (data as of February 2015); (data as of Febraury 2017); U.S. News & World Report

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