MS in Nursing with Emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner
Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner MS(N) will be prepared to deliver evidence-based comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals of all ages, from birth through older adulthood, including the diagnoses and treatment of common acute episodic health problems and the management of chronic diseases. The student will utilize current research to provide health education to individuals and families and demonstrate expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. The student will be prepared to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of care to all populations including rural and other under-served communities.
- Manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting
- Provide visionary leadership
- Implement evidence-based practice
The MS(N) Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum provides core Master’s coursework in combination with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. The specialty courses focus on care of the individual and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and under-served, utilizing evidence practice guidelines.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) offers certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Students who have completed a Master’s degree in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.
Students must complete the core course required of the MS in Nursing in addition to coursework for the declared emphasis area.
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7160||Scientific Foundations for Health Sciences||4|
|NURSE 8170||Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 8990||Practice Inquiry||1|
|Emphasis Area Coursework|
|NURSE 7120||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURSE 7130||Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURSE 7140||Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion||3.5|
|NURSE 8010||Family Dynamics and Intervention||3|
|NURSE 8400||Adult and Geriatric Primary Care I||3.5|
|NURSE 8410||Adult and Geriatric Primary Care II||3.5|
|NURSE 8420||Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care||3.5|
|NURSE 8430||Reproductive and Sexual Health Primary Care||3.5|
|NURSE 8540||Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I||3.5|
|NURSE 8980||Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum||2-3|