Endicott Nursing students

Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)

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.

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Program Overview

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 500 faculty supervised clinical hours.    

Program of Study

Course Sequence - Fall Start    
Semester I (Fall)    
NUR
502
Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care  Core 3 cr.
NUR
508
Role Development within Professional Organizations Core 3 cr.
NUR
525
Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice Core 3 cr.
       
Semester II (January)     
NUR
504
Managing Operations, Finance and Risk Core 3 cr.
       
Semester III (Spring)     
NUR
574
Nursing Research I: Methods Core 3 cr.
NUR
550
Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice Specialty 3 cr.
NUR
551
Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making Specialty 3 cr. 
       
Semester IV (Summer)     
NUR
562
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty 3 cr.

     
Semester V (Fall)    
NUR
575
Nursing Research II: Project Core 3 cr.
NUR
563
Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for 
Care of Women, Children and Adolescents

Core 3 cr.

     
Semester VI (Spring)     
NUR
564
Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and
Practicum of Adults and Geriatrics
Specialty 3 cr.
       
       
Course Sequence - Spring Start     
Semester I (Spring)    
NUR
502 
Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care Core 3 cr.
NUR
504
Managing Operations, Finance and Risk Core 3 cr.
NUR
574
Nursing Research I: Methods Core 3 cr.
       
Semester II (Summer)    
NUR
508
Role Development within Professional Organizations Core 3 cr. 

     
Semester III (Fall)    
NUR
525
Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice Core 3 cr.
NUR
550
Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice Specialty 3 cr.
NUR
551
Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making Specialty 3 cr.
       
Semester IV (Winter)    
NUR
562
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty 3 cr.

     
Semester V (Spring)     
NUR
575
Nursing Research II: Project Core 3 cr. 
NUR
563
Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for
Care of Women, Children and Adolescents
Specialty 3 cr.

     
Semester VI (Fall)     
NUR
564
Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum of Adults and Geriatrics Specialty 3 cr.

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization.
  2. Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience with a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
  3. Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research.
  4. Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment.
  5. Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship.
  6. Integrate ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
  7. 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.
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