Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP Overview Video The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum focuses on giving comprehensive wellness and illness care to individuals of all ages.

The FNP provides disease management, health promotion, and health education. The FNP manages and treats individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in settings such as clinics, outpatient offices, and more.

Graduates will be prepared to take the certification exam and assume advanced leadership roles for the targeted populations.

During the FNP practicum courses, come to campus one time per semester during the three practicum courses to learn “hands on” skills.


First Year

Course Semester
500 - Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
710 - Biostatistics Fall
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
759 - Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care Spring
750 - Cultural Competency for Advance Practice Summer

Second Year

Course Semester
736 - Translation of Evidence into Practice Fall
740 - Impact of Ethics & Law on Healthcare Fall
765 - Health Care Policy and Financial Management Spring
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Spring
834.1 – DNP Project I Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
834.2 – DNP Project II Fall
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
834.3 – DNP Project III Spring
836 - DNP-C Residency Spring
512 - Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Fourth Year

Course Semester
509 - Advanced Health Assessment, Clinical Reasoning, and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan Fall
519 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan Fall
529 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan Spring
511 – Differential Diagnosis Spring

Fifth Year

Course Semester
556 - Family Health Management II Fall
557 -  Family Health Management III Spring

Sixth Year

Course Semester
555 - Family Health Management I Fall
642 - FNP Practicum IV Spring