Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)

As a RUSH-educated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you will be prepared to deliver comprehensive primary health care to individuals across the lifespan. Our program also focuses on the importance of population health and social determinants of health. Much of the coursework and clinical experiences are taught and facilitated by practicing faculty in the practitioner-teacher model. This means many program advisors and clinical faculty are practicing nurse practitioners with a vast amount of clinical experience that will enrich your learning.

You will be educated to be leaders in your field, with a focus on both clinical excellence as a provider, as well as preparation to lead initiatives to improve health outcomes of patients. Usually working in community settings, RUSH FNP DNPs:

  • Diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions
  • Emphasize preventive care and promote healthy lifestyle choices
  • Educate and collaborate with patients in managing chronic health issues
  • Lead teams to implement quality improvement strategies in their health care settings for populations of interest
FNP Program Quick Facts
Program Type:

Part or Full-Time




2.5-3.5 years

Class Size:



Per credit hour

* Most didactic course work can be delivered online. A number of FNP courses may be taken in a weekly on campus format. Clinical practice sites are located in the Chicago area, therefore all students must live in Chicago area.

Career Options

Our FNP graduates practice all over the country and often choose to work as primary care providers in family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, or adult internal medicine. However, our graduates are also employed in many other settings depending on their interest. These settings include private practices, specialty practices, underserved community settings, outpatient/ambulatory settings, public health clinics, emergency departments, convenient care clinics, and colleges of nursing.

Tuition Pricing

As a top ranked college of nursing, RUSH programs are competitively priced on a local and national level. 

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Learn more about the Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at an online information session.