Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares advanced practice nurses to provide holistic care to individuals of all ages from newborn babies to older adults, including women's health. Students work in all care settings with a focus on delivering health promotion and disease prevention to people with acute and chronic disease. Graduates of this program are eligible to diagnose and manage the care of patients across the life span and in all settings but critical care. Students have clinical practica in nearby city and rural clinics, private practices, hospitals, and settings that employ advanced practice nurses or MDs. The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track requires 51 credits of coursework, including 12 credits (600 hours) of practicum experience.

Graduate Core Courses
NS 0521Advanced Nursing Roles for Systems Leadership and Improvement4
NS 0601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NS 0605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NS 0608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NS 0614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
Practice Core Courses
NS 0604Advanced Health Assessment4
NS 0640Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NS 0641Advanced Pharmacology3
Family Nurse Practitioner
NS 0642Adult Health I3
NS 0643Adult Health II4
NS 0644Practicum in Adult Health I4
NS 0645Care of Children and Families3
NS 0646Practicum in Care of Women, Children, and Families4
NS 0647Care of At-Risk Populations3
NS 0648Practicum in Care of At-Risk Populations4
Total Credits51
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0521 Advanced Nursing Roles for Systems Leadership and Improvement 4
NS 0640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
NS 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0644 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
 Credits4
Third Year
Fall
NS 0645 Care of Children and Families 3
NS 0646 Practicum in Care of Women, Children, and Families 4
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NS 0648 Practicum in Care of At-Risk Populations 4
 Credits7
 Total Credits51