Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
For newly licensed registered nurse (RN) graduates as well as experienced RNs with an associate’s degree in nursing, the registered nurse to master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner program prepares RNs for growth in advanced nursing practice. The program is designed to move RNs with an associate’s degree in nursing seamlessly through the BSN program and into MSN coursework, allowing students to complete both degree programs in three years on a part-time basis.
Students complete coursework via online learning and faculty-precepted clinical practicum rotations in their local community. This format allows professional nurses to advance their education with access to GW’s resources and expert faculty while continuing to work.
In addition, students are required to attend three on campus events:
- NURS 6222 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning—All nurse practitioner students are expected to come to campus towards the end of the health assessment course to be tested on their history and physical examination skills in the simulation center. On-campus training is also provided utilizing GW teaching assistants. Seminars are presented that strengthen diagnostic reasoning skills. This on-campus experience typically takes place over a several day period toward the end of April.
- NURS 6231 Family Nurse Practitioner II: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management–All nurse practitioner students are expected to come to campus towards the end of the FNP 2 course to be tested on their clinical reasoning skills in the simulation center. On-campus seminars include reading 12 lead EKGs, radiological interpretation, and a hands on suturing/wound care workshop. This on-campus experience typically takes place over a several day period in November or December.
- NURS 6232 Family Nurse Practitioner 3, Professional Issues/Diagnosis/Management—All nurse practitioner students are required to pass final skills assessment with standardized patients in the simulation center.
- Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the nationally recognized AANP or ANCC certification examination for the Family Nurse Practitioner role and population focus.
Please note that students are responsible for all travel costs. See the University's Visiting Campus website.
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|Required for BSN|
|NURS 4119||Patient Safety and Health Care Quality|
|NURS 4417||Community and Public Health Nursing|
|NURS 4121||Nursing Advancement Portfolio|
|NURS 6202||Concepts in Population Health|
|NURS 6203||Nursing Leadership|
|NURS 6205||Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process|
|NURS 6207||Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers|
|NURS 6233||Genetics for Health Care Providers|
|Required for MSN|
|NURS 6220||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology|
|NURS 6222||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning|
|NURS 6234||Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing|
|NURS 6208||Biostatistics for Health Care Research|
|NURS 6230||Family Nurse Practitioner I: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management|
|NURS 6231||Family Nurse Practitioner II: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management|
|NURS 6232||Family Nurse Practitioner III: Professional Issues/Diagnosis/Management|