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 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
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
759 - Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care 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
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Spring
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
560 - Family Health Care Management I Fall
561 - Advanced FNP Practicum I Fall
564 - Family Health Care Management II Spring
565 - Advanced FNP Practicum II Spring

Fourth Year

Course Semester
640 - FNP Practicum Fall
712 - Principles of Gerontology in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall