Doctoral Programs

BS-DNP Family Health Concentration

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in nursing prepared for advanced nursing practice with individuals and families throughout the life span and across the health continuum. The FNP role involves assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and providing individuals and families with preventative health care. The provision of family-centered care and understanding the relevance of the family’s identified community on health and the delivery of care are the hallmarks of FNP practice (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2013). Graduate preparation at the doctoral level prepares FNP practitioners to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and responsibility and accountability in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification as Family Nurse Practitioners by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

BS-DNP Family Health Concentration Curriculum

 Course Number  Concentration Specific Course Requirements  Credits  Clock Hours
 NGR 6002C  Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan  4  
 NGR 6064C  Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures  3  
 NGR 6152  Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology  4  
 NGR 6172  Pharmacology for Advance Nurse Practitioners  4  
 NGR 6638  Health Promotion Theories and Strategies Across the Lifespan  3  
 NGR 6673   Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing  3  
 NGR 6733   Organizational & Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice  3  
 NGR 6803  Research and Evidence-Based Practice  3  
 NGR 6893  Systems & Populations in Healthcare  3  
 NGR 7766  Health Systems Leadership and Interprofessional Practice  3  
 NGR 7767  Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety  3  
 NGR 7848  Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians  3  
 NGR 7874  Informatics and Patient Care Technology  3  
 NGR 7892  Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health  3  
 NGR 7945  Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum  8*  500
 NGR 7974  Doctor of Nursing Practice Project  4  
 NGR 6207C  Health Management of Adults and Older Adults I  6  180
 NGR 6244C  Health Management of Adults and Older Adults II  6  180
 NGR 6301C  Primary Care of Children and Adolescents I  6  120
 NGR 6342  Primary Care of Childbearing Family  1  
 NGR 6342L  Primary Care of Childbearing Family Practicum  1  60
 NGR 6613C  Health Management of Families: Special Topics  5  180
   Total Minimum Credits Required  82  1,220


*Additional credits required for some residencies


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