master of science in nursing family nurse practitioner

Full Program
80 Weeks – 46 semester credits

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Program Description
80 Weeks – 46 semester credits

The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to expand the knowledge of the nurse as it relates to the role of the family nurse practitioner and advanced nursing practice. Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many diverse practice settings including, but not limited to, private medical offices, health clinics and acute care settings. The Family Nurse Practitioner program integrates theory and practical application through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences to address a wide range of primary care needs, order diagnostic tests, apply evidence-based research when caring for the family and manage common acute, chronic health problems of individuals from infancy through late adulthood. The FNP program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings. This program prepares the successful and licensed graduate for an entry level position as an advanced practice nurse.

Student Learning Outcomes
At completion of the program, the graduate will possess the knowledge and skill to:

  1. Demonstrate, through integration of theoretical and scientific knowledge, the safe and effective practice of primary care through management of both health and acute/chronic illness states.
  2. Develop the role of the nurse practitioner as a health educator to individuals and families using a family-centered, evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing common acute and chronic health problems of individuals from infancy through adulthood.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation, conservation, and development of the family nurse practitioner role.
  4. Integrate critical thinking, collaboration, and interdisciplinary relationships into client care to achieve optimal outcomes.
  5. Establish a commitment to ensuring quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education, certification, and self-reflection.
  6. Deliver culturally sensitive care in a holistic manner that is responsive to the pediatric, adult and geriatric population’s spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  7. Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of advanced practice nursing knowledge.

Admission Requirements

  1. All general university admission requirements
  2. Program Application
  3. Proof of Graduation: College transcript of coursework from Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education
  4. Florida Unencumbered Registered Nurse license
  5. Topical essay
  6. Three letters of recommendation (two professional)
  7. Resume/CV
  8. Be eligible to meet externship/preceptorship requirements

Prerequisite Requirements
Successful completion of the Ethics, Information Literacy and Professional Writing Seminar prior to starting the program.

General Program Information
Students accepted into the nursing program may be required to take additional background checks, finger printings and drug screenings during or at the completion of the program.

Credential Issued
Master of Science in Nursing

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite) at the Main Campus.

Programmatic Accreditation
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program is programmatically accredited by ACEN – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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