Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

Description of Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program option has 44 credit hours and prepares the professional nurse to care for adults and children of all ages with essential focus on family and community. The FNP program focuses on continual and comprehensive, wellness and illness care for individuals across the lifespan to assist with illness management, health promotion, and health education. Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner students will be prepared to assume leadership roles for the targeted populations in the primary settings. Family Nurse Practitioners are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of primary care practice settings such as clinics, outpatient services and more. Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) option the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Following successful certification the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advanced practice nurse for practice in their State.

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Curriculum Schedule

Semester Hours

Graduate Level Statistics 3
Core Courses
Semester Hours
500 Theoretical Foundations 3
504 Health Promotion 3
700 Principles of Epidemiology 3
508 Nursing Research 3
512 Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
516 Advances in Nursing Leadership 3
Special Courses
517 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning across the Life Span (64 practicum hours) 3 (2/1)
519 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span 3
529 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Life Span 3
548 Nursing Informatics 3
560 Family Health Care Management I 3
561 Advanced FNP Practicum I (128 practicum hours) 2 (0/2)
564 Family Health Care Management II 3
565 Advanced FNP Practicum II (128 practicum hours) 2 (0/2)
640 FNP Practicum (256 practicum hours) 4 (0/4)
Practicum hours are calculated as 1 credit hour = 4 clock hours
Total Semester hours 44
Total practicum hours 576

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