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Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is for a registered nurse with a baccalaureate in the science of nursing degree who seeks education to become an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The program offers two emphasis areas – Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) as a single population-focused program and the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) as a dual track program. The A-GNP provides advanced nursing care across the continuum of healthcare services to meet the specialized needs of a diverse population of the adult or geriatric client. The FNP provides advanced nursing care to clients across the lifespan. A-GNP and FNP competently manage primary and complex healthcare conditions. MSN – Nurse Practitioner Program students are required to take stand-alone APRN core courses related to advanced physiology/pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment.

On completion of the MSN – Nurse Practitioner program, students are eligible to write for the Adult-Gerontological and/or the Family Nurse Practitioner certification through national certification organizations, such as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board, Inc. (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or others. Upon successful passage of the population-focused certification examination, the graduate may be eligible for designation as an advanced practice registered nurse through their respective state board of nursing.

Students in some programs may be required to…

Key Courses

  • NS6115 - Leadership in Health Care: A Collaborative Approach to Theory/Ethics/Health Policy
  • NS6116 - Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • NS6117 - Facilitating Health I: Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Practitioners
  • NS6135 - Facilitating Health II: Advanced Pharmacology

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