The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in Nursing is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills to deliver comprehensive primary care to clients from infancy to adulthood. The curriculum emphasis is on interdisciplinary collaboration and strategies for meeting patients’ primary care needs through a family-centered approach to health promotion and illness intervention. Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner track, students are elegible for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Students take 18 credits in core nursing courses and 15 credits in the specialty concentration. Students complete specialty coursework in advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology, health promotion, disease prevention, differential diagnosis and disease management. Students are required to complete a minimum of 600 faculty/preceptor supervised clinical hours.
Program of Study
NUR 502 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care (3 credits)
NUR 508 Role Development Within Professional Organizations (3 credits)
NUR 525 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)
NUR 504 Managing Operations, Finance and Risk (3 credits)
NUR 574 Nursing Research I: Methods (3 credits)
NUR 575 Nursing Research II: Project (3 credits)
NUR 551 Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making
NUR 552 Pathophysiology of Human Disease
NEW NUR 553 Diagnostic Decision Making
NUR 562 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner
NUR 563 Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children and Adolescents
NUR 564 Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum of Adults and Geriatrics
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
- Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization.
- Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience with a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
- Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research.
- Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment.
- Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship.
- Integrate ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
- Foster sensitivity to the individual's interconnectedness to the human and global community that will enhance provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations.