If you are a registered nurse looking to move your career forward into an advanced practice role working with families and with patients throughout the lifespan, you should consider the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at Long Island University Brooklyn.

FNPs are primary care providers who deliver a broad range of
health services, including health assessment, diagnosis and
treatment. They prescribe medications, provide referrals for more
specialized services, and work to prevent disease and deliver health
education to patients and their families. FNPs work independently
and in collaboration with other health professionals in a wide
variety of settings.
Our program provides thorough education and clinical experience to
prepare you for a professional career as an FNP. Graduates receive a
Master of Science degree and qualify for New York State certification
as an NP in family health. Graduates are eligible to sit for FNP
certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board.


  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program;
  • A cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.0 in nursing course;
  • A New York State RN license and current registration;
  • Three professional references;
  • A 1-2 page personal statement of professional goals;
  • Prior college-level coursework in research, statistics and health assessment courses (which may be completed during the first year of graduate study at LIU Brooklyn).
  • Two years of clinical experience as an RN preferred, but other applicants with strong academic records, personal statements and letters of recommendation will be considered

More information can be found here.