Family Nurse Practitioner

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The family nurse practitioner acquires a broad base of knowledge and experience to provide direct health care services to people of all ages for the purposes of health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. The family nurse practitioner focuses on care of patients and families, and functions primarily in ambulatory care settings. The population in primary care family practice includes newborns, infants, children, adolescents, pregnant and postpartum women, adults, and the elderly. There are a total of 78 credit hours with 1000 clinical hours.

 The family nurse practitioner graduate is prepared to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing theories, the humanities, and evidence-based scientific clinical guidelines to guide assessment of health status for patients of all ages.
  • Demonstrate advanced practice clinical decision making, integrating critical thinking, to interpret patient and diagnostic test data and formulate differential diagnoses and a plan of care for patients and families across the lifespan.
  • Design and implement a mutually agreed upon management plan and therapeutic interventions with patients and families across the lifespan.
  • Evaluate and revise the documented management plan based on patient/family findings, problems and expected outcomes of treatment. 
  • Apply family assessment methodologies and research findings to improve and evaluate the care of patients and families across the lifespan.
  • Advocate for patients and families to provide cost-effective, culturally competent, ethical, quality care in and across health care settings. 
  • Model responsibility for continued professional development, integrity, accountability, competence, and credentialing as a family nurse practitioner.

Program Curriculum - 78 Credit Hours

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Graduate Nursing Courses
  • NURS 601 - Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 602 - Evidenced Based Practice for Advanced Nursing (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 603 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 715 - Analytical Methods (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 717 - Cultural Diversity (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 721 - Systems Leadership (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 724 - Health Care Policy (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 725 - Resource Utilization (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 727 - Informatics (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 732 - Wellness Promotion (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 733 - Evidence Based Practice Seminar (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 734 - Patient Management Clinical Application Seminar (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 735 - Applications in Population Health (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 736 - Applications in Pharmacotherapeutics (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 737 - Health Policy Application in APN (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 738 - Quality Initiatives in Nursing (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 741 - Application of Assessment with Differential Diagnosis (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 772 - Strategies for Patient Teaching (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 855 - Synthesis of Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
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DNP Project Courses
  • NURS 866 - DNP Proposal 1 (1 credit hours)
  • NURS 874 - DNP Project 1 (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 875 - DNP Project 2 (2 credit hours)
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Graduate Nursing Clinical Core Courses
  • NURS 617 - Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours/45 clinical hours)
  • NURS 622 - Clinical Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
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Specialty Courses - 620 Clinical Hours
  • NURS 754 - Primary Care Nursing of Families I (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 755 - Primary Care Nursing of Families II (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 756 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (5 credit hours)

Sample Plans of Study

Sample Plan for Fall 2019 Start

Sample Plan for Fall 2020 Start


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