The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a specialty focusing on the primary health care of individuals and families. The program culminates with the Master of Science degree in Nursing.
The primary goal of the Family Nurse Practitioner Hybrid Program is to educate family nurse practitioners who are capable of providing evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, ethical primary health care to individuals and families in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will become nurse clinicians, educators, scholars, researchers, and life-long learners. The program is offered in a hybrid format with the majority of the classes delivered online, coupled with live presentation sessions. Students are required to be on campus twice per semester. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
Prepares students for national certification exams in their area of practice
Program features 720 hours of clinical experience
This program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess a Master's degree in Nursing
The NU School of Nursing has been designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
The Family Nurse Practitioner Hybrid program will prepare family nurse practitioners who will:
Provide evidenced based health care to individuals, families, and communities across diverse cultural and practice settings.
Effectively utilize information technologies in the provision of care to individuals, families, and communities.
Actively collaborate and communicate with fellow clinicians and institutions to ensure coordination of care to individuals, families, and communities.
Provide leadership across diverse cultural and practice settings in the provision of primary health care to individuals, families, and communities.
Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program (USA).
Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of ‘B’ or better, is required in all undergraduate clinical courses.
Current RN licensure.
At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience. Attention will be given to former nursing positions that required a high level of independence. Experience in care of pediatric as well as adult populations is encouraged.
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Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner General Requirements
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
Professional Core Courses
NRSG 5117 - Advanced Pharmacology
NRSG 5118 - Healthcare System and Professional Role Development
NRSG 5121 - Epidemiology and Population Health
NRSG 5126 - Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
NRSG 6115 - Health Assessment
Family Core Courses
NRSG 6390 - Family Care of the Adult/Older Adult Patient
NRSG 6392 - Family Theory
NRSG 6393 - Family Care of the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient
NRSG 6395 - Healthcare of Women in Family Practice
Clinical Core Courses
NRSG 6222 - Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults
NRSG 6262 - Pediatric Pharmacology
Family Nurse Practicum
NRSG 6391 - Practicum for NRSG 6390
NRSG 6394 - Practicum for NRSG 6393
NRSG 6396 - Practicum for NRSG 6395
Research Core Courses
NRSG 7105 - Translating Research Evidence into Practice
NRSG 7110 - Evidence-Based Practice Research Application
Clinical practicum is available in a variety of urban and rural settings. This may include, but is not limited to: hospitals, urgent care clinics, primary care offices, and community health centers. Preceptorship is one to one. Preceptors may be Advanced Nurse Practitioners or Physicians. The student will manage a caseload with increasing complexity and independence as the program progresses.
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