25 Excellent FNP Groups on Facebook

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If you plan to study for a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or if you already work as an NP, or if you are a patient or even an advocate for NPs, you can find a group to support your goals on Facebook. The following 25 excellent FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) groups on Facebook cover a wide range of organizations, interests and support groups. Each group contains over 50 members, and you can find more groups specific to your region or school through a Facebook search if you are logged into your Facebook account.

In all but a few cases, the links below lead directly to the group page, where you can view at least the mission of each site if you are not a Facebook member or if you are not logged in. If you are a member and logged in, however, each link will reveal more information, including other members, wall notes and much more.

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  1. Australian Nurse Practitioner Network: An example of a national group outside the U.S., this group is a network and support forum for NPs and NP candidates who are located in Australia.
  2. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: Over 1,100 members participate in this Facebook group, which is part of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  3. Caregiver Practitioner, International: This group is for individuals who offer their services to the bedridden, the depressed, and to those with terminal illnesses.
  4. Family Nurse Practitioner Networking group: This group boasts over 2,000 members, and is a social and professional networking Web site for NPs.
  5. Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland: This group consists of NPs within Maryland who participate in the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM).
  6. UT Chattanooga Family Nurse Practitioner Program: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga MS in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner concentration provides comprehensive preparation for baccalaureate-prepared nurses who seek career mobility in today’s healthcare environment.
  7. Virginia Family Medicine: Focused on holistic medicine, this group is open to anyone who wants to learn more about this type of practice. They believe that the practice of medicine requires attention to the biological, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the person.

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  1. Geriatric Nurses are not pill-pushers… We are HOT HOT HOT!!!: This group discusses the population of British Columbia and how quickly they are aging and the expected rise and need for geriatric nurses and practitioners. This group also explores the field of geriatric care.
  2. Holistic Nurses and Women’s Association: This group provides a place where like minded nurses and women who are inspired to live a holistic life without limits can gather and support one another.
  3. I want to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), this group may be what you need to realize that dream.
  4. Nephrology Nurse Practitioner: This group is focused on saving a life through knowledge of kidney failure, dialysis, kidney transplants and advocacy.
  5. Nurse Practitioner Faculty: This group is open to all NP faculty to share knowledge, experience and anecdotes.
  6. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: This is a smaller group than the one listed immediately below, but it still is active and provides yet another resource for PNPs.
  7. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: This group focuses on pediatric NPs (PNPd) who practice anywhere. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids.
  8. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: This link takes you to the Facebook page if you are not signed into Facebook. You must have a Facebook account and request to join this private group, which currently has almost 200 members. The purpose is for Association for PMHNP and PMHNP students to network and exchange ideas.
  9. Student Nurse Practitioners, Unite!!! is a group of NP students who discuss the challenges and excitement of NP programs as well as their future roles in healthcare.

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  1. Family Nurse Practitioner: The goal of this new group is to is to make their Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic.
  2. I Love Nurse Practitioners! This group, which claims over 1,000 members, promotes the skills and provides advocacy for NPs worldwide, but focus mainly is on U.S.
  3. Improve Healthcare Delivery, Support your Nurse Practitioner: This group supports any health reform measure that would increase the number of Americans who have access to health care services; their concern for shortage of services in that situation prompts them to support NPs.
  4. Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Jobs: This public site contains over 600 members, and promotes jobs for qualified NPs and Physician Assistants.
  5. Nurse Practitioner Awareness: This group was formed to increase awareness of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) role in the healthcare setting, where to locate them and how NPs can be an integral part of a patient’s health care team.
  6. Nurse Practitioner Supporters: This group consists of individuals who support government reform to allow Nurse Practitioners to work to their full scope of practice and access to Medicare and PBS provider numbers.
  7. Nurse Practitioners: This group is for anyone who is a nurse practitioner or knows one. NP’s are filling the gap to create equal access to healthcare, and this group wants support in spreading the word and in demanding that insurance companies reimburse NP’s fairly.
  8. Nurse Practitioners I know: This group is focused on the same goal as the previous group, but limited to NPs. Any nurse practitioner who knows another nurse practitioner in the group is free to join.
  9. Six Degrees Of Healthcare/Medical Separation: Join over 28,000 members in a group that is trying to connect the healthcare field the world over through six degrees of separation. Great idea for fun networking…
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