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Course Offering – 48 credits:

Graduate Core: 12 credits

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)

Direct Care Core: 12 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)
  • NURS 525: Role Transition – APRN (3)

Functional Area Core: Family Nurse Practitioner 24 credits

  • NURS 573: Procedures & Diagnostics for the FNP (1)
  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (5)
  • NURS 580: Practice Experience I (2 credit hours = 100 hours clinical)
  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (4)
  • NURS 581: Practice Experience II (4 credit hours = 200 hours clinical)
  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (4)
  • NURS 582: Practice Experience III (4 credit hours = 200 hours clinical)


Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan (Spring Start)

5 Semesters — 48 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 525 Role Transition - APRN 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 521 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 573 Procedures & Diagnostics for the FNP 1 (First 4-weeks)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (Full semester)
Total 7


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 504 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 501 Research/EBP 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 570 Primary Care I / NURS 580 Practice Experience I 7 (Full semester) 100
Total 13 100


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 571 Primary Care II / NURS 581 Practice Experience II 8 (Full semester) 200
NURS 503 Theoretical Foundations 3 (Second 8-weeks)
Total 11 200


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 572 Primary Care III / NURS 582 Practice Experience III 8 (Full semester) 200
Total 8 200


Total Program Hours 48
Total Clinical Hours 500


Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan (Fall Start)

5 Semesters — 48 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 525 Role Transition - APRN 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 521 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 504 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 573 Procedures & Diagnostics for the FNP 1 (First 4-weeks)
NURS 501 Research/EBP 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 570 Primary Care I/NURS 580 Practice Experience I 7 (Full semester) 100
Total 11 100


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 571 Primary Care II / NURS 581 Practice Experience II 8 (Full semester) 200
NURS 503 Theoretical Foundations 3 (Second 8-weeks)
Total 11 200


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 572 Primary Care III / NURS 582 Practice Experience III 8 (Full semester) 200
Total 8 200


Total Program Hours 48
Total Clinical Hours 500

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