School of Nursing
Waters College of Health Professions

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

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. Students come with a variety of educational backgrounds. Therefore, when a student already has an MSN, a gap analysis must be performed by the program director to create an individualized program of study.
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursClinical Hours
NURS
7123
Psychodynamics of Health
2
NURS
8235
FNP 1 – Pediatrics
3
NURS
8236
FNP 2– Woman's Health
3
NURS
8237
FNP 3 – Adult & Gerontology
3
NURS
8620
Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
2
90
NURS
8721FNP 1 – Pediatrics Clinical
2
180
NURS
8722FNP 2 – Woman's Health Clinical
2
180
NURS
8723
FNP 3 – Adult & Gerontology Clinical
2
180
Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study
Fall SemesterSpring Semester Summer Semester
NURS 7123 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 8235 FNP 1-Pediatrics (3)

NURS 8721 FNP 1-Pediatrics Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8236 FNP 2-Women’s Health (3)

NURS 8722 FNP 2-Women's Health Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
Total Credits255
Fall SemesterSpring Semester
NURS 8237 FNP 3-Adult/Gero (3)

NURS 8723 FNP 3-Adult/Gero Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8620 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 clinical hours)
Total Credits52

 

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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