This specialty stresses the integration of research and nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving real-world problems. Curriculum content includes pathophysiology and pharmacology, health assessment, health maintenance and promotion, and diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns, providing the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice.
Students in our MSN program complete the coursework online via distance education and the any required clinical practicum rotations in their local community with faculty mentoring. There are full-time and part-time enrollment options in the FNP field of study.
On-campus experiences invite students to campus to interact with faculty and other students. Simultaneous clinical experiences ensure that students meet all criteria to sit for the nationally recognized AANP or ANCC certification examination for the Family Nurse Practitioner role and population focus.