If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Nurse Practitioner (NP), you couldn’t have picked a better time. Since 2014, Nurse Practitioner has ranked in the top 10 careers according to U.S. News & World Report. Here’s why:
We are excellent healthcare providers
We are in demand and have great job security
- NPs have been providing high-quality, compassionate, and cost-effective care for more than 50 years.
- Currently there are more than 205,000 NPs practicing in the U.S.
- Individuals and families make more than 916 million visits to NPs a year
We love what we do and so do our patients
- The Affordable Care Act, coupled with an aging population, has created a severe shortage of primary care providers.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2024, the NP field will grow by 35%, creating more than 44,000 new positions in healthcare.
- The average salary for NPs in the U.S. is $85,000, with the top 25% making more than $100,000.
- NPs are among the most professionally satisfied group in healthcare with morale rating at 98%.
- Eighteen years of research demonstrate that NPs provide as good or better care than physicians in a variety of categories.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Practice Alert 2013
Who Are We?
NPs are experienced advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) whose formal educational program prepares them to assess, diagnose, prescribe medications and treatments, and manage common and complex patient problems within their area of specialty. NPs function independently and collaborate with physicians and other health professionals to provide comprehensive care to individuals, families, and groups in accordance with their educational preparation and national certification.
Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are uniquely skilled Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), who work independently and collaboratively to meet the healthcare needs of diverse individuals and families across the lifespan, in a variety of practice settings. Health promotion and disease prevention is a primary focus of FNP practice. Many FNPs also choose to work in underserved populations and communities.
Why Le Moyne College?
For nearly 25 years, Le Moyne has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 15% of colleges and universities in the northeast. For the past three years, The Princeton Review recognized Le Moyne as among the nation's 380 Best Colleges, citing that its:
“Strong nursing and business programs stand out in this active learning community,” as does the desire to keep the College 'a place of high moral values,' ” (Princeton Review, 2014, p.336).
The mission and vision of Le Moyne is to prepare graduates for service and leadership to promote a more just society. The College exemplifies this pledge through the Jesuit principle of cura personalis and its efforts to educate, and care for, the whole person.
Le Moyne is known for small classes designed to create a learning community that fosters relationships among students, faculty, and staff. The benefit of this type of learning environment is that it allows you to transition through various stages of academic development without getting lost in a larger, impersonal system. The transition of a student from a bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurse (RN) to a master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurse is challenging. Unlike other graduate programs, smaller classes and frequent contact with professors enhances communication, allows for more direct coaching and supervision, cultivates the modeling of desired behaviors, and encourages professional engagement. We believe this type of learning environment strengthens engagement and supports student success.
The Le Moyne FNP Program
The FNP program is based on the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, care for the whole person, which embraces diversity and the call to service. We differ from other NP programs in Central New York in that we focus exclusively on preparing FNPs for primary care with an emphasis in serving in medically under-served communities. Our faculty, all of whom are experienced clinicians, practice with uninsured and under-served populations, and serve as preceptors, role models, and mentors to the students. Our clinical preceptorships are longer than many programs but they are designed to provide more time for students and preceptors to build relationships, for enhanced skill development under the supervision of experienced clinical preceptors, exposure to a wider variety of populations, and the opportunity to serve in a variety of sites, including many in underserved communities
Learn more about the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the College catalog
The Family Nurse Practitioner application deadline is April 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.
All applications are through NursingCas. Application