In an advanced practice role, nurse practitioners practice in private practices, schools and colleges, hospice centers, community clinics, Veterans Affairs facilities, and private and public health departments.
Common job responsibilities:
- diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries
- write prescriptions for medications, including dosage and frequency
- order and interpret diagnostic tests
- educate patients about managing their health and design patient treatment plans
And our family nurse practitioner concentration is designed to put you in this setting.
This program prepares you to provide health care across the life span in a family practice setting. In addition to the classroom requirements, you will complete 690 supervised clinical hours in primary care settings caring for adults, children, women, and families.
All of the course work for this concentration can be completed online. You will find your own preceptors in your geographic area.
You will be eligible to apply for the FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) certification exam (ANCC and/or AANP) on completion of the program.
Complete in Six or Eight Semesters
Taking two courses at a time, most students complete this concentration in six or eight semesters. Online delivery means scheduling flexibility, plus you have part-time and full-time options.
Total Credits Required: 47
- NUR 607 Data Analysis in Nursing Research (3 credits) or EDPS 641 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 credits)
- NUR 604 Research (3 credits)
- NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credits)
- NUR 605 Nursing Information Technology (2 credits)
- NUR 610 Nursing Concepts in Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention in Populations (3 credits) (45 clinical hours)
- NUR 630 Advanced Practice Nursing and Role Theory (3 credits)
- NUR 632 Pathophysiology and Nursing Practice (3 credits)
- NUR 634 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits) (60 clinical hours, 1 day per week average)
- NUR 638 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)
- NUR 681 Primary Care of the Adult 1 (4 credits) (120 clinical hours, 1 day per week average)
- NUR 682 Primary Care of Children (4 credits) (120 clinical hours, 1 day per week average)
- NUR 683 Primary Care of the Adult 2 (4 credits) (120 clinical hours, 1 day per week average)
- NUR 684 Primary Care of Women (4 credits) (90 clinical hours)
- NUR 673 Practicum—Family Nurse Practitioner (5 credits) (180 clinical hours, 1.5-2 days per week average)