Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program (FNP) program prepares registered nurses to provide direct patient management in primary care across many settings. Graduates are employed in a variety of primary care settings ranging from emergency departments, federally qualified health centers, urban and rural family practice/primary care practices.
This curriculum prepares nurses to sit for national certification as Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of advanced nursing roles.
- Utilize evidence to address population health problems.
- Demonstrate professionalism at the advanced nursing level in the clinical setting.
- Pursue quality, effectiveness, and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional health teams.
Requirements for Earning the M.S.N. Degree Include the Following
- Completion of an approved program of study;
- Completion of an applied research course, NURS 791 (3), or a thesis, NURS 799 (6);
- A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted for graduate credit and all courses numbered 700 and above;
- A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses on the approved program of study;
- Passing a comprehensive assessment during the last semester of the program.
Course Requirements (47-50 Hours)
|NURS 700||Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing||3|
|NURS 720||Clinical Application of Population Analysis||3|
|NURS 717||Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing Practice & Service Management||3|
|NURS 790||Research Methods for Nursing||3|
|NURS 791||Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research||3-6|
|or NURS 799||Thesis Preparation|
|NURS 702||Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum||3|
|NURS 704||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1||3|
|NURS 707||Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses||3|
|NURS 718||Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|NURS 756||Advanced Primary Care of Children for the FNP||2|
|NURS 757||Advanced Primary Care of Women for the FNP 1||2|
|NURS 758||Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP 2||6|
|NURS 759||Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP 1,2||6|
|NURS 760||Family Nurse Practitioner Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition||2|
|NURS 760A||Family Nurse Practitioner Role Practicum 2||2|
|Total Credit Hours||47-50|
Indicates course on-campus immersion.
Indicates courses with practicum hours.