Family Nurse Practitioner

The family nurse practitioner provides primary health care services such as physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of common acute illness, management of chronic health conditions, and ongoing patient education.

Designed for part-time study to be completed over the course of three years, this program is comprised of 48 credit hours, and will prepare students for the certification exam for family nurse practitioners.

Suggested Plan of Study

Cohort VI

First Year (2012-2013)

Semester 1 – Fall Semester 2 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N500 Foundations    Sep 4 – Oct 16, 2012 3 N522 Advanced Pharmacology     Jan 8 – Feb 19, 2013 3 N606 Research I  Apr 30 – Jun 11, 2013 3
N520 Advanced Pathophysiology  Oct 23 – Dec 4, 2012 3 N524 Advanced Health Assessment    Mar 5 – Apr 16, 2013 3
Total 6 6 3

Second Year (2013-2014)

Semester 3 – Fall Semester 4 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N544 Health & Illness in Adults 3 N542 Health & Illness in Women (1/8-2/19, 2013) 3 N510 Healthcare Ethics 2
N545 Adult Health Clinical/ Seminar I168 clock hours of clinical (12 hrs/wk x 14 wks) plus seminar 3 N543 Women’s Health Clinical/Seminar
168 clock hours of clinical (12 hrs/wk x 14 wks) plus seminar
3  N607 Research II  2
Total 6 6 4

Third Year (2014-2015)

Semester 5 – Fall Semester 6 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N602 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations 3 N540 Health & Illness in Pediatrics 3 N547 Adult Health Clinical/Seminar II 168 clock hours of clinical (8 hrs/wkx14 wks) plus seminar 3
N604 Community Health Nursing 3 N541 Pediatric Clinical/ Seminar168 clock hours of clinical (12 hrs/wk x 14 wks) plus seminar 3 N608 Transition to Practice 2
Total 6 6 5

Cohort V

First Year (2011-2012)

Semester 1 – Fall Semester 2 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N500 Role Foundations (8/30-10/11, 2011) 3 N522 Advanced Pharmacology (1/10-2/21, 2012) 3 N606 Research I (5/1-6/12, 2012) 3
N520 Advanced Pathophysiology (10/25-12/6, 2011) 3 N524 Advanced Health Assessment (3/6-4/17, 2012) 3 N607 Research II (6/19-7/17, 2012) 2
Total 6 6 5

Second Year (2012-2013)

Semester 3 – Fall Semester 4 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N544 Health & Illness in Adults (9/4-12/4, 2012) 3 N542 Health & Illness in Women (1/8-2/19, 2013) 3 N510 Healthcare Ethics (4/23-5/21, 2013) 2
N545 Adult Health Clinical/ Seminar (9/4-12/4, 2012) 3 N543 Women’s Health Clinical/ Seminar(1/8-4/16, 2013)
168 clock hours of clinical (12 hrs/wk x 14 wks) plus seminar
3
Total 6 6 2

Third Year (2013-2014)

Semester 5 – Fall Semester 6 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
N602 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations (9/3-10/15, 2013) 3 N540 Health & Illness in Pediatrics (1/21-3/4, 2014) 3 N608 Transition to Practice (4/29-7/29, 2014)
(5 sessions during this time)
2
N604 Community Health Nursing (10/22-12/3, 2013) 3 N541 Pediatric Clinical/ Seminar (1/21-4/22, 2014) 3 N547 Adult Health Clinical/ Seminar II (4/29-7/29, 2014) 3
Total 6 6 5

Cohort IV

First Year (Fall 2010 Start Date)

Semester 1 – Fall Semester 2 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
Role Foundations 3 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Research  I 3
Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Advanced Health Assessment 3
Total 6 6 3

Second Year

Semester 3 – Fall Semester 4 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
Health & Illness in Adults 3 Health & Illness in Women 3 Community Health I 3
 Adult Health Clinical/Seminar I 3 Women’s Health Clinical/ Seminar 3  Research II 2
Healthcare Policy, Organization & Finance 2
Total 8 6 5

Third Year

Semester 5 – Fall Semester 6 – Spring May/Summer
Course Credits Course Credits Course Credits
Health and Illness in Pediatrics 3 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations 3 Healthcare Ethics 2
Pediatric Clinical/Seminar 3 Adult Health Clinical/ Seminar 3
Total 6 6 2