College of Nursing
MSN for Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

Family Nurse Practitioner

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    The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty requires completion of 113-116 course credits and 690 advanced practice nursing clinical hours. All students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience.

    Typical Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURSI 505 - Pharmacology for Nursing Care (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURSI 541 - Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing (6)
    NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (2)
    NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)
    NURSI 544 - Nursing Care of the Well Family (5)
    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 532 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical (4)
    NURS 545 - Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care (1)
    NURSI 549 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (2)
    NURSI 559 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (3)
    NURSI 531 - Nursing Care in the Community (6)
    NURSI 548 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (3)
    NURSI 558 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (4)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 16 Total Credits: 16

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Application for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 574 - Introduction to Primary Care (2)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy in Nursing (4)
    NURS 576 - Primary Care Management I: Common Acute Problems across the Lifespan (3)
    NURS 586 - Primary Care Management Practicum I
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynelogical and Reproductive health (5)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles 
    and Functions (3)
    NURS 577 - Primary Care Management II: Chronic Problems across the Lifespan (3)
    NURS 587 - Primary Care Management Practicum II
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership 
    for Quality Care (3)
    NURS 542 - Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 578 - Primary Care Management III: Complex Problems across the Lifespan (3)
    NURS 588 - Primary Care Management Practicum III
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (0-2)
    Total Credits: 11 Total Credits: 15-17 Total Credits: 10-11 Total Credits: 11-13

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 589 Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing (6 credits clinical practicum=240 contact hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 6

    Total program credits: 113-116 

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability.