Online MSN Program - Family Nurse Practitioner

Career Opportunities

One degree. 1,000 Careers.

MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - Career Opportunities

Earning your online Master of Science in Nursing degree could open the doors to a variety of career paths—and the West Coast University Career Services team can help you both prepare for, and explore your options.

WCU Career Services offers career planning advice, assistance with everything from resume writing and interview preparation to job leads and more.  While we can’t guarantee employment, we can help you prepare to make the most of every opportunity.  It’s one-stop support—before and after graduation—to help you advance your career.

Today, Nurse Practitioners are gaining more and more responsibility and autonomy as a primary healthcare provider. West Coast University's MSN-FNP program helps prepare graduates with enhanced nursing knowledge and skills to address the evolving needs of the healthcare system. Nurse Practitioners practice in different settings, such as urban, suburban & rural settings, in outpatient clinics, hospitals, emergency departments, urgent care, private physician or NP offices, nursing homes home health agencies, hospice and palliative care, schools and colleges, and public health departments. The MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates for jobs requiring the following skills:

  • Primary and Preventative Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Community Health
  • Nursing Leadership / Management
  • Nursing Research
  • Academic Faculty Positions

Demand for Nurse Practitioners

In California, the demand for Nurse Practitioners is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Nurse Practitioners are expected to increase by 28% between 2012 and 2022.

EDD/LMID Projections of Employment by Occupation