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

Credits To
Complete

650

Clinical Hours
Involved

2

Number of
OCIS Required

5

Total Terms
Necessary

19

Months to
Complete

For all students beginning their first academic term prior to May 2016, please see applicable sample course schedule here.

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.

 

Sample Full-Time Course Schedule

Semester 1

N528 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
N548 Principles of Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (4)
N518 Health Care Ethics (2)
AHA OCI: Health Assessment On-Campus Intensive

Semester 2

N544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3)
N624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy (3)
N687 Primary Health Care of the Family I (4)

Semester 3

N530 Research Methods & Biostatistics for Health Care Providers (4)
N691 Primary Health Care of the Family II (5)
FNP OCI: Family Nurse Practitioner On-Campus Intensive

Semester 4

N540 Research Evidence & Best Practices in Health Care (3)
N714 Primary Health Care of the Family III (5)
N710 Care of the Family in Crisis (1)

Semester 5

N539 Professional Role of the APRN (2)
N752 Primary Health Care of the Family IV (5)

Part-Time Program

44

Credits To
Complete

650

Clinical Hours
Involved

2

Number of
OCIS Required

7

Total Terms
Necessary

27

Months to
Complete

For all students beginning their first academic term prior to May 2016, please see applicable sample course schedule here.

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.

Sample Part-Time Course Schedule

Semester 1

N548 Principles of Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (4)
N518 Health Care Ethics (2)

Semester 2

N544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3)
N530 Research Methods & Biostatistics for Health Care Providers (4)

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

N624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy (3)
N687 Primary Health Care of the Family I (4)

Semester 5

N710 Care of the Family in Crisis (1)
N691 Primary Care of the Family II (5)
FNP OCI: Family Nurse Practitioner On-Campus Intensive

Semester 6

N714 Primary Health Care of the Family III (5)
N539 Professional Role of the APRN (2)

Semester 7

N752 Primary Health Care of the Family IV (5)

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