Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN

We emphasize hands-on, real life care in all aspects of the program. All of our faculty members are currently in practice, an important cornerstone of our program, giving you indispensable exposure to the kind of work you’ll step into after graduation. You’ll also have opportunities to do clinical work here and abroad, interacting with patients speaking languages other than English and gaining experience with culturally diverse populations. Your coursework will include four core courses (graduate research and sciences), one elective, and nine theory/clinical courses. The clinical courses include classroom work, lab sessions, and clinical preceptorships focused on physical assessment and pathophysiology, health maintenance, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems. 


Core Courses
NURS 6070Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology1
NURS 6080Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice1
NURS 6560Professional Role Issues for Nurse Practitioners1
NURS 6570Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making1
NURS 5470Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice 11
or NURS 6370 Introduction to Research Methods and Design
Theory Courses
NURS 6260Family and Organizational Systems Across the Life Span1
NURS 6580Clinical Management of Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 6900Family Focused Primary Care of the Middle-Aged and Older Adult1
NURS 7200Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development1
Clinical Courses
NURS 6590Clinical Practicum: Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 6610Clinical Management of Primary Care with Adults1
NURS 6630Advanced Concepts in Primary Care1
NURS 6910Clinical Practicum: Family Focused Primary Care of the Middle Aged and Older Ad1
Elective Courses
Select one NURS elective1
Total Course Units14

NURS 5470 is a graduate-level research methods course approved for Penn BSN students only.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.