The 48-53 semester hour Family Nurse Practitioner concentration includes core courses in nursing, support courses in the sciences, and specialty courses in family nursing. An intensive clinical practicum (total 630 clock hours) parallels the didactic courses, thus providing ongoing opportunity for application of theory to clinical practice.
The School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes in the schedule, or master plan of graduate courses to be offered, as necessary. Program of study is subject to change.
The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary health and medical care to individuals and families across the life span.
Upon completing the requirements for the Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, the graduate will be eligible to take a national certification exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Successful completion of this certification examination allows the advanced practice nurse to practice as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).