Total Credit Hours: 52
A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with a graduate degree in nursing who 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.
Note: A Master’s College of Nursing Comprehensive Examination is required at the end of the program.
Certification: 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).
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.
For the MSN degree, the course listing of all MSN core requirements and the concentration-specific requirements are provided in the Graduate Catalog.