College of Nursing
RN-MSN: Traditional Master of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty requires completion of 70-73 course credits and 690 clinical hours. Full-time and post-master’s study options are available (see below). Students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience.

    RN - Typical Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (2)
    NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)
    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
      Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 6

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522- Advanced Pharmacological Applications
    for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 574 - Introduction to Primary Care (2)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy
    in Nursing (4)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (6)
    NURS 576 - Primary Care Management Practicum I: Common Acute Problems across the Lifespan (3)
    NURS 586 - Primary Care Management Practicum I 
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    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 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 (1-2)
    Total Credits: 11 Total Credits: 16-18 Total Credits: 10-11 Total Credits: 9-10

    Third Year

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

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total program credits:
    73-76
     

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

    Family Nursing Practitioner: Post-Master's Option

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 520 - Epidimiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3) NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
      Total Credits: 4 Total Credits: 3 Total Credits: 3

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications
    for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 574 - Introduction to Primary Care (2)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (6)
    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 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=50 contact hours) (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)
    Total Credits: 11 Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 8

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 589 - Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing (6 credits clinical practicum=240 contact hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 7-8

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total program credits:
    29-58

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on resource availability and may vary based on graduate work and course content completion. Credit requirements reviewed on an individual basis.