by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer
As the need for nurse practitioners continues to grow, the importance of a good nurse practitioner program becomes more important. And, Cedarville University’s online Family Nurse Practitioner program (FNP) is measuring up, as it was recently ranked 20th in the nation by Intelligent.com.
“Our program is unique because we pursue excellence in every aspect of nursing practice and care for the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of our patients,” Cliff Fawcett, coordinator of the nurse practitioner program, said.
According to Intelligent.com, the U.S. needs 53,300 more nurse practitioners by 2026. The demand is expected to increase by 28% over the next few years. In addition, 700,000 nurses are also expected to retire within the next decade.
— Cliff Fawcett
“Being recognized as one of the top programs in the country is important for two reasons,” Fawcett said. “It acknowledges the hard work our faculty has done to create a high-quality program that is academically rigorous, and it helps prospective students see that our program is competitive with the best schools in the country.”
Intelligent.com is an online magazine centered around a lifelong commitment to continuous improvement. They aim to connect students to the best schools that meet their needs, researching colleges that are teaching online the best in the three fastest growing fields: nursing, business and education.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.