Family Nurse Practitioner Sample Curriculum of Study

Course Offering – 48 credits

Graduate Core – 13 credits

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Direct Care Core: – 9 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Functional Area Core: Family Nurse Practitioner 26 credits

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8) (5 credit hours didactic & 3 credit hours practicum = 150 clinical hours)
  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10) (5 credit hours didactic & 5 credit hours practicum = 250 clinical hours)
  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5) (250 clinical hours)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

*** Family Nurse Practitioner students must follow the Full time or Part time Curriculum plan.


Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan

5 Semester Fulltime 48 credit hours / 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Total 12 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical )
  • NURS 505: Writing Seminar (1) (Or fall first year.)

Total 8/9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours didactic & 5 credit hours practicum= 250 clinical hours)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5)
    ( 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours


7 Semester Part-time 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 4 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

BREAK

Fall Semester

  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours