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.

MSN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER SUGGESTED PLAN OF STUDY


FIRST YEAR
             
SEMESTER 1 – FALL     SEMESTER 2 – SPRING     MAY/SUMMER – 3  
N500 Foundations for Leadership 3 N602 Theoretical &
ConceptualFoundations
3 N524 Advanced
HealthAssessment
3
N520 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 N522 Pharmacology for
AdvancedNursing
3 N606 Research I 3
         TOTAL CREDITS 6                  TOTAL CREDITS 6             TOTAL CREDITS 6

SECOND YEAR
SEMESTER 4 – FALL SEMESTER 5 – SPRING MAY/SUMMER – 6
N544 Health and Illness in Adults 3 N542 Health & Illness in Women 3 N604 Community
HealthNursing
3
N545 Adult Health
Clinical/Seminar I  (168
clock hours of clinical –
approx 12 hrs/wk, plus
seminar)
3 N543 Women’s Health
Clinical/Seminar(168 clock
hours of clinical – approx 12
hrs/wk, plus seminar)
3 N607 Research II 2
Skills Semester
         TOTAL CREDITS 6                  TOTAL CREDITS 6              TOTAL CREDITS 5

THIRD YEAR
SEMESTER 7 – FALL SEMESTER 8 – SPRING
N540 Health & Illness in
Pediatrics
3 N510 Healthcare Ethics 2
N541 Pediatrics
Clinical/Seminar (168 clock
hours of clinical-approx 12
hrs/wk, plus seminar)
3 N608 Transition to Practice 2
N547 Adult Health Clinical/Seminar
II(168 clock hours of
clinical – approx 12 hrs/wk,
plus seminar)
3
                TOTAL CREDITS 6                          TOTAL CREDITS 7