Master of Science in Nursing in the Field of Family Nurse Practitioner

The master of science in nursing in family nurse practitioner (FNP) program prepares registered nurses for leadership in primary care for families and individuals of all ages. This specialty stresses the integration of research and nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving real-world problems. The curriculum provides the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice. Simultaneous clinical experiences ensure that students meet all criteria to sit for the nationally recognized American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurse Credentialing Center certification examination for the family nurse practitioner. Students may choose to enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis. Students in the FNP option are required to complete three on-campus components related to courses NURS 6222, NURS 6230 and NURS 6232. Students complete 700 clinical hours with an approved preceptor.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits including, 6 credits in professional core courses, 9 credits in research courses, 33 credits in field-specific courses, and completion of 700 clinical hours.

Students will complete 700 clinical hours.

Professional core
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
Research
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
Field-specific
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6230Family Nurse Practitioner I: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management
NURS 6231Family Nurse Practitioner II: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management
NURS 6232Family Nurse Practitioner III: Professional Issues/Diagnosis/Management
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing