This major is a program that prepares registered nurses (RNs) to provide independent general care for family groups and individuals in the context of family living.
Includes instruction in family theory and intervention, role synthesis, family primary care, nursing practice and health care policy, holistic practice, pediatric practice, gerontological practice, health assessment, clinical pharmacotherapeutics, clinical techniques, and pathopsychology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Major (use the College Search feature and enter "family practice" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Major?
As a Family Practice Nurse, you will be providing care across a patient’s lifespan. Your scope of practice may range from diagnosis to treatment, diseases management, and overall general health care and well-being. You can work in numerous healthcare and medical environments and with patients of all ages.
Organizations in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing