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Family Nurse Practitioner

Did you know 83 Michigan counties are designated as primary care shortage areas?

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program are educated to care for individuals across the life span beginning in the prenatal period until the older adult. Graduates can be certified to work in outpatient clinics such as family practice, pediatrics, adolescent health, women’s health, internal medicine, and urgent care.

The program is led by Dr. Kara Schrader who has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and more than 15 years as a family nurse practitioner.

Learn more about this program, as well as our other Nurse Practitioner concentrations.


Why become a Family Nurse Practitioner?

  • Hybrid program with classes taught in-person and virtual either synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Just 15 days on-campus during the program.
  • >90% certification first-time pass rate and >95% employment rate within one year of graduation.
  • Personalized attention and a sense of community though also offers the resources of a large research-intensive university.
  • Expert faculty that also practice in community settings.
  • Rotations are vetted and arranged for students to receive the best clinical experience.
  • MSU has clinical partnerships throughout the state.
  • MSN, DNP and post-graduate options.
  • Full-time and part-time options.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).