Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The Family Nurse Practitioner Track combines Common Core Course Requirements and FNP-specific coursework for a total of 46 hours.
 
The College prepares Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students to provide direct management of patients across the life span including patients with common acute, chronic physical and psychiatric diseases. This program has a concentration in primary care clinical practice with a focus on competencies an advanced practice nurse will need to successfully provide care.  
 
Our educational environment is learning based on discovery, scholarship, and practice so that graduates are prepared for practice in multiple, primary care settings including out-patient clinics and group medical practices. Graduates from this program will be eligible to apply for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board.
 

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate

Students who are interested in the post-graduate, certificate program should contact Admissions for an appointment with the Dean who will create an individualized plan of study based on a gap analysis. 
 

Family Nurse Practitioner Learning Outcomes

  • Assess health status including health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention needs of the acute or chronically ill or injured patients across the life span.
  • Diagnose health status of patients across the life span with common acute and chronic physical and psychiatric diseases.
  • Develop a plan of care and implement treatment for the patients across the life span with common acute and chronic physical and psychiatric diseases or injuries to stabilize health status, minimize physical and physiological complications, maximize health potential, and assist with end-of-life care.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with patients across the life span with common acute and chronic physical and psychiatric diseases to ensure therapeutic patient outcomes with consideration to cognitive, developmental, physical, mental, and behavioral health status.
  • Interpret and individualize therapies through advocacy, modeling, and teaching to impart knowledge and associated psychomotor and coping skills for (a) patients across the life span with common acute and chronic physical and psychiatric diseases or injuries and (b) their families or other caregivers.
  • Enhance the Family Nurse Practitioner profession through leadership, delivery of evidence-based care, building intra- and inter-professional relationships, and participation in the health policy process to achieve optimal care outcomes for patients across the life span with common acute and chronic physical and psychiatric diseases.
  • Develop and direct the delivery of clinical services within an integrated healthcare system to improve health outcomes for individuals, communities, and systems and apply quality improvement principles to system policies.
  • Ensure quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education, certification, and evaluation, self-reflection, and colleague review.