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Family Nurse Practitioner
Curriculum | Admission Requirements
Total credit hours: 49

A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with a graduate degree in nursing that is prepared for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life span and across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the FNP role to include participation in and use of research development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation.

Core Courses (12 credits)
NGR 6121 Theoretical Foundations (3)
NGR 6080 Health Promotion of Individuals, Families, and Populations (3)
NGR 6737 Ethical, Legal, & Policy Issues in Advanced Practice (3)
NGR 6800 Nursing Research (3)


Advanced Practice Core (12 credits)
NGR 6140 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (4)
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (4)
NGR 6002C Health Assessment for Advanced Practice (4)


Family Specialty Courses (25 Credits)
NGR 6201 Primary Care of Adults I (3)
NGR 6202 C Primary Care of Adults II (6)
NGR 6343C Primary Care of Women (5)
NGR 6301 Primary Care of Children and Adolescents I (3)
NGR 6305L Primary CareĀ  Practicum: Children (3)
NGR 6700 C Advanced Practice Nurse Transitions (5)