The Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate is offered to individuals who have completed a graduate degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an FNP. FNP graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification corresponding to their population foci.
The program is offered in a three-semester, part-time option. The curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care. The curriculum includes 630 contact hours for clinical practice.
|NURS 6210||FNP Cln I:Adolescent and Adult||7|
|NURS 6220||FNP Clin II:Women and Children||7|
|NURS 6230||FNP Clin III:Adults/Older Adul||8|
Transcripts must indicate completion at the graduate level of advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment with a grade of B or higher in each course.
Demonstrate continuous quality improvement in patient care situations while providing leadership in clinical decision making through use of information systems and technology for the improvement and transformation of health care
Use clinical scholarship and analytical methods to implement safe, quality improvement in administration of patient care
Encourage interprofessional collaboration and teamwork to enhance and improve population health outcomes
Engage in influencing the development and implementation of health policy that provides an interface between practice, research and policy development
This should not be a separate program assessment plan. The program is subsumed in either the MSN or DNP APRN programs.