Nurse Practitioner Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Nurse practitioner students who pursue the family specialty will provide primary health care for patients from infancy through older adulthood, and also provide women’s health care.

In this program, you’ll gain the skills to manage acute and chronic health problems, refer and coordinate care with specialists when needed, and counsel about healthy lifestyles. Family nurse practitioners approach individuals as part of a family system in the context of the community, and are particularly skilled at improving access to high-quality care for medically-underserved populations.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program are practicing in community health centers, private practices, school-based health clinics, emergency departments, and urgent care centers. 

Degree Plan

To earn your master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner you’ll complete 55 credits and 224 clinical hours. 

Professional Core

Course Description Credits
NUR403 Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care System 3 credits
NUR400 Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice 5 credits
NUR401 The Writing Workshop 1 credit
NUR407 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 5 credits
NUR419 Advanced Pharmacology 3 credits

Clinical Specialty

Course Description Credits
NUR437 Pediatric Primary Care I 4 credits
NUR414 Nurse Practitioner Procedure Lab 1 credit
NUR444 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care I 8 credits
NUR445 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II 7 credits
NUR449 Women's Health Care for Primary Care Generalists 3 credits
112 clinical hours
NUR410 Advanced Health Assessment 6 credits
NUR411 Evaluation and Management of Adult Lifespan Patients 6 credits
112 clinical hours
NUR413 Family Theoretical Frameworks and Application to Nursing Care of Families 3 credits

Course Description Credits
NUR493 Comprehensive Examination 0 credits

Total course hours: 55
Total clinical hours: 224