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. 


A total of 14 course units are required. We also provide a plan of study for full time students, and two year and three year plans of study for part time students.

Core Courses
NURS 607Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology1
NURS 608Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice1
NURS 656Professional Role Issues for Nurse Practitioners1
NURS 657Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making1
NURS 547Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice1
or NURS 637 Introduction to Research Methods and Design
Theory Courses
NURS 626Family and Organizational Systems Across the Life Span1
NURS 658Clinical Management of Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 690Family Focused Primary Care of the Middle-Aged and Older Adult1
NURS 720Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development1
Clinical Courses
NURS 659Clinical Practicum: Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 661Clinical Management of Primary Care with Adults1
NURS 663Advanced Concepts in Primary Care1
NURS 691Clinical Practicum: Family Focused Primary Care of the Middle Aged and Older Ad1
Elective Courses
Select one NURS elective1
Total Course Units14

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.