Family Nurse Practitioner

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 eligible to take the certification exam and assume leadership roles for the targeted populations.

Students 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
707 - Principles of Epi/Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Spring
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Second 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

Third Year

Course Semester
556 - Family Health Management II Fall
759 - Transformation of Health Information Systems & Technology for Care Fall
557 - Family Health Management III Spring
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Spring

Fourth Year

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