Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares advanced practice nurses to provide holistic care to individuals of all ages from newborn babies to end of life. 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 except critical care. Students complete 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
NURS 6521Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement3
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
Practice Core Courses
NURS 7604Advanced Health Assessment4
NURS 7640Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology4
NURS 7641Advanced Pharmacology3
Family Nurse Practitioner Courses
NURS 7642Adult Health I3
NURS 7643Adult Health II4
NURS 7645Care of Children and Families3
NURS 7647Care of At-Risk Populations3
NURS 7951Practicum in Adult Health I4
NURS 7952Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum I4
NURS 7953Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum II4
Total Credits51
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 6521 Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement 3
NURS 7640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 7604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NURS 7605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7951 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
 Credits4
Third Year
Fall
NURS 7645 Care of Children and Families 3
NURS 7952 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum I 4
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NURS 7953 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum II 4
 Credits7
 Total Credits51