What Can You Do with an M.S.N. in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track?
If you’ve been working as an R.N. for a while and wondering what the next step might be for you, maybe you’ve looked into the possible careers with an M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Track from Indiana University Kokomo. The opportunities for nurses who go on to earn an M.S.N. are practically endless as only 13 percent of nurses nationwide possess an earned masters or doctoral degree!
As an F.N.P., you’ll be an integral part of medical teams and have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of patient demographics. Your experience working in the field as an R.N. coupled with the advanced knowledge gained in the F.N.P. program will create positions with more responsibility, fantastic job security, and higher salaries. Becoming an F.N.P. will allow you to take on additional duties usually left to physicians, including:
- Taking a patient’s history
- Performing a physical exam
- Ordering lab tests and procedures
- Diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases
- Writing prescriptions
- Coordinating referrals
- Disease prevention
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles