Program Description: The Family Nurse Practitioner option consists of a 45-credit program of study, including courses in the graduate nursing core; the advanced practice core; and the primary care clinical specialization in family health. This program of study is designed to prepare students to function as principal providers of primary health care and to assume responsibility for promoting , maintaining, and restoring the health of individuals and families. Students who choose this specialization complete a minimum of 675 hours of clinical experience with approved expert clinician preceptors. Upon completion of this track, graduates are licensed family nurse practitioners and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in family health offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses' Credentialing Center.
Program Sequence: Below is the suggested sequence for study in the Family Nurse Practitioner option. All courses are offered in a part-time evening sequence. Click on the course number below for a description of the course.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|NSG 551||Advanced Pharmacology||3||NSG 512||Concepts & Theories||3|
|NSG 552||Pathophysiology||3||NSG 514||Foundations of APN||3|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|NSG 517||Research Anal. & Util.||3||NSG 555||Legal, Ethical, Pub. Pol.||3|
|NSG 554||Diagnostic Reason.||3||NSG 557||Episodic Adult||2|
|NSG 558||Prim. Care Epi. Adult||2|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|NSG 562||Chronic Adult||2||NSG 565||Health Care Child||3|
|NSG 563||Prim. Care Chronic Adult||2||NSG 556||Prim. Care Mgmt. Child||2|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|NSG 559||Health Care Women||3||NSG 599||Graduate Synthesis||3|
|NSG 561||Prim. Care Mgmt. Women||2||NSG 567||FNP Clinical Synthesis||3|
TOTAL CREDITS: 45