MS(N) Family Nurse Practitioner

Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner MS(N) will be prepared to deliver evidence based comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals of all ages, from birth through older adulthood, including the diagnoses and treatment of common acute episodic health problems and the management of chronic diseases. The student will utilize current research to provide health education to individuals and families and demonstrate expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. The student will be prepared to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of care to all populations including rural and other underserved communities.

  • Manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting
  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Implement evidence-based practice 

The MS(N) Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum provides core Master’s coursework in combination with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. The specialty courses focus on care of the individual and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and underserved, utilizing evidence practice guidelines.

 MSN Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hours

MSN Core

N7160

Scientific Foundations for Advanced Nursing

4

0

N8910

Translational Evidence Based Practice

3

0

N8170

Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy

3

0

N7110

Advanced Practice Role Acquisition & Professional Communications

3

0

N8990

Practice Inquiry

1

0

 

TOTAL

14

0

Clinical Core

N7120

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

3

0

N7130

Advanced Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics

3

0

N7140

Advanced Health Assessment

3.5

90

 

TOTAL

9.5

90

FNP Clinical Courses

N8400

Adult & Geriatric Primary Care I

3.5

90

N8410

Adult & Geriatric Primary Care II

3.5

90

N8420

Newborn through Adolescence Primary Care

3.5

90

N8430

Reproductive & Sexual Health Primary Care

3.5

90

N8540

Advanced Diagnostics & Reasoning I

3.5

90

N8980

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

3

180

N8010

Family Dynamics & Interventions

3

0

 

TOTAL

23.5

630

 

PROGRAM TOTAL

47

720

60 clinical hours = 1 clinical hour

Minimum Requirement for MSN in this Major: 47 credit hours/720 clinical hours

 

Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) offers certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Students who have completed a Master’s degree in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.