FNP Infographic

As more Americans gain access to healthcare, and fewer physicians are available, family nurse practitioners (FNPs) can play a valuable role in providing families with access to primary care. 

What is an FNP? 

FNPs work autonomously and as part of a primary-care health team to:

  • Manage patients’ overall care
  • Diagnose/treat acute and chronic conditions
  • Prescribe medications
  • Educate patients on disease prevention/health management


Learn more about Chamberlain’s MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track! 

What is the salary of a family nurse practitioner?

Nurse practitioners enjoy an average, full-time, total salary of $98,760, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Named one of the best jobs in America by CNNMoney/Payscale.com in 2012, FNPs also enjoy increased autonomy, expanded responsibilities and time to spend with patients. Check out the infographic below for more reasons why family nurse practitioners are today’s healthcare superheroes:

Family nurse practitioner salary

Infographic by Chamberlain College of Nursing

  1. I’m very interested in becoming one of the nurses in our country and to be a person that brings hopes to a needy people.

  2. I am currently in my msn bridge program with Chamberlain .. can you send me some info on the schooling it would take to go fRom a msn to a fnp?

    • Hi Yolanda, The coursework for the FNP specialty track of our MSN program is online. Clinical practicum courses can be completed in a weekend immersion at a Chamberlain campus. If you would like to request more information on our FNP program, please contact us at (855)294-7205. Thanks!

    • Hi Lynn, thanks for your interest in Chamberlain. Our admission requirements do not include a minimum number of years in experience, though you must have your BSN degree to qualify for the program. If you would like to request more information, you can do so here: http://www.Chamberlain.edu/blogmobile.

  3. I am an Associates degree RN with almost another year of credits to my education. I am very interested in your nurse practioner program….could you send me information.
    Thank you
    Marylee Vogt RN

  4. Hi,

    I am located in Maryland and am very interested in the FNP program. Do you know why Maryland is excluded from this? And would you happen to know a time-frame as to if or when Maryland residents would be able to apply? Thanks.

    • Hi Alex, thanks for your interest in Chamberlain! If you contact an admissions advisor at (855) 297-4271, they can provide you with more information regarding specific state approvals.

    • Hi Marlene,

      Students can enroll in the FNP specialty track as a full time student. Graduate students carrying six or more credit hours in a semester are classified as a full time student and those carrying fewer than six credit hours in a semester are classified as a part time student. Because two sessions equals one semester at Chamberlain, you would need to enroll in one course every eight week session to be a full time student.

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