Careers with an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

What Can You Do with an MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner Degree?

If you’ve been working as a nurse for a while and wondering what the next step might be for you, maybe you’ve looked into the possible careers with an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Indiana University Kokomo. The opportunities for nurses who go on to earn an MSN are practically endless as only 13 percent of nurses nationwide possess an earned masters or doctoral degree!  

As an FNP, 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 health care field coupled with the advanced knowledge gained in the FNP program will create positions with more responsibility, fantastic job security, and higher salaries. Becoming an FNP 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

Those who have gone on to earn an MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track can find themselves working in all kinds of nurse practitioner roles including:

  • Pediatric
  • Neonatal
  • Oncological
  • Geriatric or gerontological
  • Chronic pain
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Nurse advocate
  • Nurse case manager 

And this list continues to grow every day!

As the growing regional and national demand for health care professionals continues, advanced practice nurses are needed now more than ever to address critical shortages of primary care providers.

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Whether you have questions about where this degree can take you or want to be extra prepared to tackle the job market upon graduation, the Career and Accessibility Center is here for you! Here, you’ll find resources for building your resume, crafting your cover letters, searching for the right position for you, and even real-live practice for your interviewing skills! 

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