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, Clinical Prevention, & Pop Health for Advanced Nursing  3  
 NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing  3  
 NGR 6733 Organization & System Leadership & Quality Improvement for Advanced Practice Nursing  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  180
 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