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/preceptor supervised clinical hours.    

Program of Study

Course Sequence - Fall Start    
Semester I (Fall) - 9 credits    
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 (Spring) - 12 credits    
NUR 504 Managing Operations, Finance and Risk Core 3 cr.
NUR 574 Nursing Research I: Methods Core 3 cr.
NUR 561  Nurse as the Educator Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 505  Curriculum Design, Course Development and Program Evaluation Specialty  3 cr.
   OR      
NUR 526  Nurse as the Administrator Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 510  Organization and Structure of Nursing Leadership Specialty  3 cr.
   OR      
NUR 541  Nurse in Global Health Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 542  Principles of Global Health Specialty 3 cr.
    OR      
NUR 550  Pathophysiology of Human Disease for the Advanced Practice Nurse Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 551  Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making Specialty 3 cr.
       
Semester III (Summer)  - 3 credits    
NUR 532
Administration:  Practice and Quality Outcomes Specialty 3 cr.
    OR      
NUR 565 Teaching Methods:  Principles of Teaching Specialty 3 cr.
    OR      
NUR 543 Global Health Nursing:  Assessment and Evaluation Specialty 3 cr. 
    OR      
NUR 562  Advanced Pharmacotheraputics for Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty 3 cr.
     
Semester IV (Fall) - 9 credits    
NUR 575  Nursing Research II:  Project Core 3 cr.
NUR 509
Internship in Educator Role  Specialty 6 cr.
    OR      
NUR 582  Internship in Administrator Role Specialty 6 cr.
    OR      
NUR 544  Internship in Global Health Nursing Role Specialty 6 cr.
    OR      
NUR 563  Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children and Adolescents  Specialty  3 cr.
       
Semester V (Spring) - 3 credits    
NUR 564 Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum for Care 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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