Degree Requirements

The Family Nurse Practitioner program may be completed by finishing one of the following tracks:

  • Full-time (3 Semesters)
  • Part-time (5 Semesters)

The Family Nurse Practitioner program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study for the specific track under which they were admitted and as listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

Plan of Study (listed by track)

The Family Nurse Practitioner program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study below and in the Student Handbook for the specific track under which they were admitted.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

Full-time (3 Semesters) Plan of Study

Fall IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1 3 2 1 0
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
 Total for Semester14104168
Spring I
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 623 Maternal Child Health in Primary Care Practice 5 3 2 112
NUR 631 Adult Gerontology II 4 2 2 112
 Total for Semester1284224
Summer I
NUR 609 Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
NUR 647 Advanced Practice Nursing Integration 6 2 4 224
 Total for Semester1174224
 Total Program372512616
1

NUR 613 includes 28 lab hours that are not included in clinical hours.

Part-time (5 Semesters) Plan of Study

Spring IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester66
Summer I
NUR 609 Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1 3 2 1 0
 Total for Semester871
Fall I
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester853168
Spring II
NUR 623 Maternal Child Health in Primary Care Practice 5 3 2 112
NUR 631 Adult Gerontology II 4 2 2 112
 Total for Semester954224
Summer II
NUR 647 Advanced Practice Nursing Integration 6 2 4 224
 Total for Semester624224
 Total Program372512616
1

NUR 613 includes 28 lab hours that are not included in clinical hours.