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Family Health Nursing - NP

Program Contact: Lisa Ann Marchand-Ciriello, DNP, NP-C, Lisa_MarchandCiriello@uml.edu.

This specialty focuses on promoting the health of individuals, families, and groups and identifying and treating common health problems across the life span. Students develop advanced skills in communication, health assessment, health teaching, nursing interventions and evaluation. Students are prepared as nurse practitioners and are eligible to sit for the national family nurse practitioner certification exams. The Family Health Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program’s goal is to provide advanced practice nursing education with a focus on the management of health problems, research, leadership and health promotion among diverse populations.

Nelly Padua '13 Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nelly Padua sees first hand the issues families in underserved areas face. With more than 10 years experience as a nurse practitioner, she has ideas for how to solve these problems and decided to pursue a DNP degree to turn these ideas into action.

I believe in nursing education. It's better for the profession and it's better for patients. Doctors of nursing practice are the future.