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MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner: Career Outlook

Meet the high demand for access to care and fulfill your family nurse practitioner career goals.

By 2032, the U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians.1 It’s a crisis that places immense strain on our health care system. As a family nurse practitioner, you’ll be ready to fill FNP jobs by providing a primary care function for all patients, from infants to the elderly. And you’ll be well compensated for your work.

In addition to fulfilling the need for quality care at a reasonable cost, you’ll make a difference in the lives of patients and their families, with the ability to work in diverse communities and settings. Some family nurse practitioner job opportunities include:

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:


As a primary care FNP, you could work with patients of all ages, performing assessments, analyzing information, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing treatments, and helping individuals make lifestyle changes that impact their long-term health.2

Places you could work as a family nurse practitioner:

  • Hospitals
  • Community clinics
  • Private clinics
  • School clinics
  • Phone/online triage
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community health departments
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private home care practice

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  1. Association of American Medical Colleges (2019 April). The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017-2032. Retrieved October 15, 2019, from
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved October 17, 2019.