Academics

FNP Curriculum

Full-time and part-time options are available. A full time student can complete the program in four sequential semesters (inclusive of a summer semester). This full-time plan of progression will take 17 months to complete. Part-time students must meet with their advisor to plan an individualized progression plan. This will help to ensure that course prerequisites and future course availability will be incorporated into the plan. (See sample plans below.)

Prospective students who do not hold a BSN should meet with an advisor to determine and plan a course of study.

MSN FNP Concentration Curriculum Plans (for those with BSN degrees)


Full-time Plan



Curriculum Plan for Full-time FNP Students (one sample)
Course Credit Hours
First Semester
NURS 510 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 3
NURS 520 Health Assessment for Advanced Practice                            3
NURS 530 Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics 4
   
Second Semester

NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods

4
NURS 561 Young and Middle Adults 4
NURS 561AYoung and Middle Adults Practicum 3
   
Third Semester
NURS 562 Pediatrics 2
NURS 562A Pediatrics Practicum 2
NURS 564 Women's Health 2
NURS 564A Women's Health Practicum 2
NURS 580 Contemporary Roles and Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses 4
   
Fourth Semester
NURS 590 Directed Scholarly Project 3
NURS 563 Lifespan of Older Adults 2
NURS 563A Lifespan of Older Adults Practicum 2
NURS 565 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 3
TOTAL PROGRAM 43

Part-time Options


Part-time options will vary in length. Part-time students must work with an advisor to design a plan of progression which is consistent with course prerequisites and future course availability.

Curriculum Plan for Part-time FNP Students
(one sample)
Course Credit Hours
First Semester
NURS 510 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 3
   
Second Semester  
NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods 4
   
Third Semester
NURS 580 Contemporary Roles and Issues for Advance Practice Nurses 4
   
Fourth Semester
NURS 590 Directed Scholarly Project 3
NURS 520 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 530 Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics 4
  10
   

Fifth Semester

NURS 561 Young and Middle Adults 4

NURS 561A Young and Middle Adult Practicum                

3
  7

Sixth Semester

NURS 562 Pediatrics 2
NURS 562A Pediatrics Practicum 2
NURS 564 Women's Health 2
NURS 564A Women's Health Practicum 8
   

Seventh Semester

NURS 563 Lifespan of Older Adults 2
NURS 563A Lifespan of Older Adults Practicum 2
NURS 565 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 3
 

7
TOTAL PROGRAM 43