Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Program
- Family nurse practitioners are in demand. With the looming shortage of physicians entering primary care, the demand for primary care providers is naturally on the rise. The exciting trend of the patient centered medical home model requires a team of providers with increased need for nurse practitioners.
- Family nurse practitioners can practice in multiple settings and thus have multiple opportunities throughout their careers. From settings such as school-based health centers, family practice and urgent care, graduates can apply their skills and their degree in a spectrum of clinical settings.
- Family nurse practitioner is a rewarding and challenging occupation. Through engaging in health promotion and following patients across the life span, FNPs utilize their skills in ways that are meaningful both to their patients and their patients' families.
Education and Practice
- well care to children and adults
- age appropriate health and developmental screening across the life span
- diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems
- prenatal and postnatal care to mother and baby
In addition to direct patient care, primary care family nurse practitioner students also participate in research, education, and policy development relevant to advanced practice nursing and diverse population health care issues. As a result of this broad preparation, our graduates are employed in a wide variety of settings, including community-based health centers, private practice, local health departments, urgent care, emergency rooms, nurse managed health centers, and retail clinics.
Sample Plan of Study
|Course Number||Course Name|
|N528||Models, Theories and Methods to Promote Optimal Health Outcomes|
|N527||Promoting Optimal Models and Systems for Healthcare Delivery|
|N529||Scientific and Analytic Approaches for Advanced Practice|
|N502||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan||4|
|Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses|
|Role Transition to APRN|
|CDM III: Advanced Primary Care Nursing of Adults and Families with Complex Systems|
|Advanced Primary Care Nursing: Health Promotion and Management of Acute Health Problems of Adults and Well Women/GYN Care|
|Critical Elements and the Study of Family and Health|
|Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (Antepartum Care)|
|N646||Primary Care of Older Adults||3|
|Advanced Primary Care Nursing of Chronic Illness in Adults and Their Families|
|CDM I: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health: Wellness and Management of Common Illness|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Procedures and Skills for Primary Care|
|N589||Advanced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practicum||2|
|HS505||Team Based Clinical Decision Making||2|
Total Credits = 67
Minimum Required Clinical Hours = 616
This concentration is offered as an extension of the Adult Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner programs, and contains all content and clinical experiences required for certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Occupational Health Nurse, including over 500 hours of supervised practicum experience in primary care and occupational health services.
- Providing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment
- Assessing health status
- Diagnosing health status
- Creating a plan of care and implementation of treatment
- Ensuring a professional, collegial, and collaborative approach to care
- Serving as a teacher and coach to patients
- Committing to advancing the profession
- Assisting patients in managing and negotiating the health care delivery system
- Monitoring and ensuring high quality health care practice
- Demonstrating cultural competence