Master of Science in Nursing Post Master’s Certificate

Master of Science in Nursing Post Master’s Certificate

Curriculum

The Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing Post Master’s Certificate Track prepares master-degreed nurses to manage the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. This track is designed for nurses holding master’s degrees in nursing who are interested in completing course requirements leading to the FNP certification. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the FNP national certification examinations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn the FNP-BC credential, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn the NP-C credential.

Role and Qualifications: The FNP is the advanced practice nurse generalist and graduates of this track assume responsibility for the provision of healthcare in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention and clinical management of primary care conditions. The FNP develops collaborative relationships with other healthcare providers, designs and implements the plan of care, and is accountable for improving clinical outcomes and care processes in a quality, cost effective manner. The emphasis of this program is on meeting the healthcare needs of underserved populations.

Curriculum: The 39-credit Post Master’s Certificate track, completed through part-time study in preceptored clinical settings provides a flexible, executive-education format in which the theoretical content of all courses is taught one weekend session per month each semester. The remainder of each semester is taught using both a face-to-face and web-enhanced pedagogical approach for student/faculty collaboration, faculty presentations, and clarification of theoretical content. All clinical courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, preceptored clinical settings. The following course sequence is required for this curriculum of study. Students are admitted to this track as a cohort in the Summer, Spring, or Fall semester. 

 

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hours

Semester 1


NUR 610


Advanced Pharmacology


3


 

 

NUR 616

Advanced Pathophysiology

3

 

 

NUR 620

Advanced Physical Assessment

4

45

 

 

Total Semester Credits/Hours

10

45

Semester 2


NUR 630


Primary Care of Adults & Aged


6


180

 

NUR 631

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

3

 

 

 

Total Semester Credits/Hours

9

180

Semester 3


NUR 632


Primary Care of Women & Children


6


180

 

NUR 627

Advanced biostatistics and Epidemiology

3

 

 

 

Total Semester Credits/Hours

9

180

Semester 4


NUR 635


Nursing Research


3


 

 

NUR 633

FNP Practicum

8

240

 

 

Total Semester Credits/Hours

11

240


 


 


Total Program Credits/Hours


39


645