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).
Graduates are prepared to take the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certifying Board (AANPCB).
Family Health Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of private and public ambulatory care settings.
The program follows a standard plan and course sequence for part-time or full-time enrollment. The specific sequence of courses for each admission cycle is determined upon admission to the program, and students will be provided their specific program plan upon accepting their offer of admission.
The list of all course requirements for this BSN to DNP degree program is provided in the Graduate Catalog.