Family Nurse Practitioner
Program of Study
- Required courses for program.
The family nurse practitioner (FNP) program prepares graduates for community-based, lifespan primary care. With a focus on preparing providers to work in underserved communities, UIC’s FNP program prepares its graduates for independent practice as a member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
The FNP program is consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation by US News and World Report. Graduates of the UIC FNP program are highly sought after in the job market and practice in primary care settings throughout the country.
The FNP program is delivered in a blended (online/in-person) format. Foundational courses are primarily online with modest on-campus commitments, 2-3 times per semester. Once a student enters the FNP specialty courses, courses are online with on-campus sessions every 3-4 weeks.
As with all UIC clinical programs, faculty and staff arrange community-based clinical experiences for FNP students. FNP faculty are present at the Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford and Urbana campuses. In partnership with our preceptors, local faculty supervise student clinical rotations throughout the program.
The FNP program is fully aligned with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies for Nurse Practitioners and the APRN Consensus Model. Upon completion of the FNP program, graduates are eligible to obtain APRN Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.