Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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Students may “opt out” after the final Primary Care course and receive their MSN degree in order to be eligible to sit for their national certification exam. If students choose this option, they will have 2 years to return and complete the remaining DNP courses for the DNP Degree.

Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used.  Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses. Students should consult with individual course syllabi for specific live session requirements.

Graduate Intensive Dates

Academic YearGraduate Intensive DatesLocation
2017-2018May 7, 2018 through May 10, 2018Statesboro campus
Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 9101Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship2
NURS9102Research Design and Dissemination2
NURS 9103Psychodynamics of Health2
NURS 9104Pathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis3
NURS 9105Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 9106Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 9107Role Transition for APRN2
NURS 9108Informatics3
NURS 9109Epidemiology2
NURS 9110Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems3
NURS 9120PC 1 – Woman’s Health3
NURS 9121PC 2 – Pediatrics3
NURS 9122PC 3 – Adult & Gerontology3
NURS 9706Advanced Health Assessment Clinical190
NURS9720 PC 1 – Woman’s Health Clinical2180
NURS 9721PC 2 – Pediatric Clinical2180
NURS 9722PC 3 – Adult & Gerontology Clinical2180
NURS 9733Capstone Practice and Professional Issues290
Total Credit Hours-MSN Opt Out43
Total Clinical Hours-MSN Opt Out720
NURS 9111
Biomedical Ethics
2
NURS 9113
Biometrics
3
NURS 9114
Outcomes Management
2
NURS9115
Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level
1
NURS9116
Leadership & Management in Practice Transformation
3
NURS9207
Role Transition for DNP Prepared APRN’s
2
NURS9263
Population Focused Collaborative Initiative
3
NURS9117
Clinical Project 1
3
NURS9118
Clinical Project 2
3
NURS9119
Clinical Project 3
3
Elective 1
3
Elective 2
3
Elective 3
3
Total Credit Hours-Post MSN-DNP34
Total Applied Clinical HoursMin. 500
Post BSN-DNP Total Credit Hours77
Post BSN-DNP Total Clinical Hours1220
Family Nurse Practitioner Program of Study
Note: If you are receiving grant funds or foundation scholarships, you must be a full-time graduate student with a minimum five credit load per semester.
Prior to Start of Program
Graduate Intensive-Mandatory program orientation via online modules and 4 days on campus workshops.
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9101 Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship (2)

NURS 9102 Research Design and Dissemination (2)

NURS 9103 Psychodynamics of Health (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9104 Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnoses (3)

NURS 9105 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
Summer sessions (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9108 Informatics (3)

NURS 9109 Epidemiology (2)
Total Credits 665
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9106 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

NURS 9706 Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
(90 hours) (1)

NURS 9107 Role Transition for APRN (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9121 PC 2-Pediatrics (3)

NURS 9721 PCC2-Pediatrics Clinical
(180 hours) (2)
Summer sessions (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9120 PC1-Women's Health (3)

NURS 9720 PC1-WH Clinical
(180 hours) (2)
Total Credits 655
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9122 PC3-Adult/Gero (3)

NURS 9722 PC3-Adult/Gero Clinical
(180 hours) (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9110 Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems (3)

NURS 9733 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
(90 hours) (2)
Summer semester (7 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9111 Biomedical Ethics (2)

NURS 9207 Role Transition for DNP-Prepared APRNs (2)

NURS 9115 Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1)
Total Credits 55

MSN Opt-Out
MSN Comprehensive Exam
Total Credits: 43
Total Clinical Hours: 720
5
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9113 Biometrics (3)

NURS 9114 Outcome Mgmt (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9263 Population Focus Collaborative Initiative (3)

Elective I (3)
Summer semester (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9117 Clinical Project 1 (3)

Elective 2 (3)
Total Credits 566
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9116 Leadership and Management in Practice Transformation (3)

NURS 9118 Clinical Project 2 (3)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9119 Clinical Project 3 (2)

Elective 3 (3)
Total Credits 66
Completion of a minimum of 500 applied hours required for Post-MSN-DNP Degree completion

Last updated: 2/12/2018

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