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Marian University launches its new Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Since nursing became a profession there have been many changes in practice and in the way nurses are trained. To accommodate the changing needs of today’s nurses, Marian University has launched a new master’s degree, the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
“We have transformed our adult gerontology nurse practitioner program to a family nurse practitioner program,” explains Greta Kostac, FNP, CS, associate professor of nursing at Marian. “This move allows us to meet the growing needs of the nursing industry, and of nursing professionals, as well as expand job opportunities for our graduates.”
The master’s program is offered at Marian’s Fond du Lac, Appleton, and West Allis campuses and focuses on a personalized, cohort approach. Graduates are well prepared for their role, and have continued to earn a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam since December 2013. Marian University understands that when you have health challenges, you want the best.
“The program is hybrid, and allows students to get to know their classmates and professors,” said Kostac. “Nursing is about the personal care and compassion for each patient, and our program begins with that in mind.”
The Family Nurse Practitioner program serves to educate nurses in caring for individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. With this broad range of patients, Marian’s graduates are able to enhance healthcare opportunities in their communities, especially as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of nurse practitioners to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022.
“We know nurses today are busy, and our program allows students to find a balance between work, family, and their education, all while advancing their careers and opening doors for future possibilities for quality care,” said Kostac.
For more information about the Family Nurse Practitioner program or other programs, contact the Office of Admission at or at 1-800-2-MARIAN.