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.

Curriculum Requirements

NUR 601Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 606Advanced Practice Preparation0
NUR 612Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 613Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning3
NUR 628Adult Gerontology I5
NUR 608Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 623Maternal Child Health in Primary Care Practice5
NUR 631Adult Gerontology II4
NUR 609Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing2
NUR 630Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 647Advanced Practice Nursing Integration6
Total Credit Hours37

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 606 Advanced Practice Preparation 2 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

Part-time (5 Semesters) Plan of Study

Spring IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 606 Advanced Practice Preparation 2 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 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1 3 2 1 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester871
Fall I
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
 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

Mission

The mission of the MSN program is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in the art and science of nursing and health care studies through creating and disseminating health knowledge and developing culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation, and the world.

Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to incorporate professional ethics and social justice in the development of the advanced practice role.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive health assessment of individuals and families across the lifespan at an advanced practice nursing level.
  • Students from the Family Nurse Practitioner program will demonstrate ability to integrate information to manage acute and chronic health problems in advanced clinical practice with emphasis on strategies for health maintenance and health problems.