ARCHIVED 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 18, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner


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The Master of Science degree in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner prepares nurses in an advanced practice role with competencies in family health promotion and clinical management of common conditions across the life span. The three-year program requires 49 to 53 semester hours of graduate course work including 720 clinical hours. The total number of required hours depends on whether the thesis option is selected. A written comprehensive exam will be required during the final semester. The research requirement is a two-hour clinical project that is to be completed during the final semesters of the program. Students selecting the thesis option will be exempt from the research project requirement.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Master’s Certificate Program


A post-master’s certificate program is available to nurses who have earned a master’s degree in Nursing. The certificate program prepares the nurse in the advanced practice role of a Family Nurse Practitioner with competencies in family health promotion and clinical management of common conditions across the lifespan. The three year program requires 38 hours of graduate course work including 720 clinical hours. A comprehensive clinical exam will be required during the final semester. Students are exempt from the graduate core courses (NSG 601, 610, 611, and 616) and thesis or research project requirements.

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