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Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements*

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a CCN/NLNAC accredited college or university.*
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B in Nursing and also a minimum grade average of B in the undergraduate record as a whole.
  • Registered nurse license in New York State.
  • Names and addresses of two persons who can attest to the applicant's scholastic or professional performance. One reference must be from a former instructor or academic adviser and the second from a recent employer or supervisor.
  • Interview with a member of the graduate curriculum committee.
  • Successfully complete the Department's Graduate English Proficiency Exam.
  • Submit a one-page essay outlining career objectives related to the Master of Science degree in Nursing.

* Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who majored in other areas should consult the Department.

Curriculum for M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner Program (45 credits)

Basic Core Courses in Graduate Nursing Programs–Required for all the master's degree programs in nursing.

Credits (15) Course # Title

3 NUR 720 Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3 NUR721 Essentials of Clinical Research

3 NUR 723 Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3 NUR 726 Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3 NUR 787 Advanced Professional Seminar (Master's Project)

Graduate courses required for the M.S. in FNP (in addition to the 15 credits of core courses).

Credits (30) Course Title

3 NUR 767 Advanced Pharmacology

3 NUR 766 Advanced Pathophysiology

3 NUR 769 Family Development Theory

3 NUR 773 Advanced Health Assessment

6 NUR 774 Advanced Family Nursing Practice I

6 NUR 775 Advanced Family Nursing Practice II

6 NUR 776 Advanced Family Nursing Practice III

Curriculum Plan for Post Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

Credit (30) Course Title

3 NUR 767 Advanced Pharmacology

3 NUR 769 Family Development Theory

3 NUR 766 Advanced Pathophysiology

3 NUR 773 Advanced Health Assessment

6 NUR 774 Advanced Family Nursing Practice I

6 NUR 775 Advanced Family Nursing Practice II

6 NUR 776 Advanced Family Nursing Practice III

Curriculum

M.S./FNP Curriculum for Full-Time Study:

Fall Semester (12 credits): NUR 720, NUR 721, NUR 766, NUR 773

Spring Semester (12 credits): NUR 723, NUR 767, NUR 774

Fall Semester II (12 credits): NUR 726, NUR 769, NUR 775

Spring Semester II (9 credits): NUR 776, NUR 787

M.S./FNP Curriculum for Part-Time Study:

Fall Semester (6 credits): NUR 720, NUR 721

Spring Semester (6 credits): NUR 766, NUR 767

Fall Semester II (6 credits): NUR 769, NUR 773

Spring Semester II (9 credits): NUR 723, NUR 774

Fall Semester III (9 credits): NUR 726, NUR 775

Spring Semester III (9 credits): NUR 776, NUR 787

Additional clinical hours as needed to meet regulatory requirements.

Last modified: 3/11/2014