The mission of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Illinois is to prepare advanced practice nurse clinicians who will excel in the delivery of holistic primary care services across the lifespan within a cultural, community, and family context. Furthermore, our program prepares clinicians for professional leadership in service, research, education and scholarship.
The student who successfully completes the family nurse practitioner study option is expected to be able to:
1. Provide appropriate components of primary health care to clients with an emphasis on continuing health maintenance and health promotion;
2. Manage clients with common episodic illnesses and stable chronic disorders using appropriate therapeutic measures;
3. Collaborate with other health professionals in the management of clients when indicated;
4. Demonstrate problem-solving ability in constructing an evidence-based plan of care which considers family dynamics while meeting the needs of the individual client;
5. Evaluate the outcomes of the health care provided to clients; and
6. Initiate and/or participate in clinical nursing research and apply research findings in practice.