Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent, dedicated practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. FNPs are clinical experts who implement a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure. They apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings.

The focus of the FNP program is to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Our graduates regularly achieve outstanding first-time pass rates on their FNP exams.

FNP Curriculum

Earning your FNP certification can position you for tremendous career advancement and give you the tools you need to make a greater impact on the well-being of patients across the lifespan. The program is available in either a full- or part-time format and consists of:

Full-Time Program

44

650

2

5

19

Credits to Complete

Clinical Hours Involved

Number of
OCIs Required

Total Terms Necessary

Months to Complete

Below you can view a sample FNP full-time program schedule, or if you would like to see the full catalog of courses, you can visit our course catalog page here.

Semester 1

N528 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

N546 Advanced Concepts in Physiology & Pathophysiology (3)

N530 Research Methods & Biostatistics for Health Care Providers (4)

AHA OCI: Health Assessment On-Campus Intensive

Semester 2

100 clinical hours (N687)

N544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3)

N518 Health Care Ethics (2)

N687 Primary Health Care of the Family I (4)

Semester 3

150 clinical hours (N691)

N540 Research Evidence & Best Practices in Health Care (3)

N691 Primary Health Care of the Family II (5)

FNP OCI: Family Nurse Practitioner On-Campus Intensive

Semester 4

150 clinical hours (N714)

N538 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

N714 Primary Health Care of the Family III (5)

N710 Care of the Family in Crisis (1)

Semester 5

250 clinical hours (N752)

N624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy (3)

N752 Primary Health Care of the Family IV (5)



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Part-Time Program

44

650

2

7

27

Credits to Complete

Clinical Hours Involved

Number of
OCIs Required

Total Terms Necessary

Months to Complete

Below you can view a sample FNP part-time program schedule, or if you would like to see the full catalog of courses, you can visit our course catalog page here.

Semester 1

N546 Advanced Concepts in Physiology & Pathophysiology (3)

N530 Research Methods & Biostats for Health Care Providers (4)

Semester 2

N544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3)

N518 Health Care Ethics (2)

Semester 3

N540 Research Evidence & Best Practices in Health Care (3)

N528 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

AHA OCI: Health Assessment On-Campus Intensive

Semester 4

100 clinical hours (N687)

N538 Professional Aspects of Adv. Practice Nursing (3)

N687 Primary Care of the Family I (4)

Semester 5

150 clinical hours (N691)

N624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy (3)

N691 Primary Care of the Family II (5)

FNP OCI: Family Nurse Practitioner On-Campus Intensive

Semester 6

150 clinical hours (N714)

N714 Primary Health Care of the Family III (5)

N710 Care of the Family in Crisis (1)

Semester 7

250 clinical hours (N752)

N752 Primary Health Care of the Family IV (5)



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