The Husson University Family and Community Nurse Practitioner Program has been developed consistent with Husson University's mission and the mission of the Husson University/Eastern Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. Its purpose is to educate advanced practice nurses at the master's degree level who can cost-effectively provide improved access to family health care.

Graduates from MSN-FCNP program are eligible to sit for either the ANCC or the AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be expected to:

  • Provide primary health care to individuals of all ages and their families, within diverse practice settings.
  • Utilize community assessment in evaluating patient needs and planning health care.
  • Synthesize relevant theories and specialized knowledge into their clinical practice.
  • Analyze and apply research literature used for improving health outcomes of individuals and their families.
  • Influence family nursing practice by exhibiting competence in clinical practice, teaching, counseling, consultation, research, leadership and collaboration.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary focus in the delivery of comprehensive family health care.
  • Contribute to the improvement of family health care by influencing health policy.
  • Practice with personal integrity and a willingness to search for ethical truths in a constantly changing environment.
  • Assume responsibility for continued professional growth and development.