Family Nurse Practitioner
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions in children and adults.
Certification & Career
Graduates are eligible to sit for either of the national certification exams for family nurse practitioner certification. Because graduates of the FNP program acquire experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, many job opportunities are available. Common settings include private practice, school nursing, health departments, rural or hospital clinics, pediatrics, women's health and many others.
At least one year of RN work experience is preferred. We encourage students to have excellent assessment skills at the generalist level before undertaking advanced practice, and offer a part-time program option to allow nurses to continue working while gaining valuable skills.
Students spend a minimum of 672 hours of clinical time with experienced preceptors from all specialties. Preceptors work one-on-one with students, guiding them through clinical hours.
The program can be completed as reflected in the schema, or at a slower pace with the guidance and approval of a faculty advisor. Full-time students can complete the program in five semesters. Part-time students can determine their own pace.
Some courses (indicated in the following schema) are offered on campus only during certain semesters, which could impact your plan of study and time to degree completion.
Enrollment in these courses will be based on the satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite courses (if applicable). The ability to enroll in an in-person section of a course depends on the course meeting a minimum student enrollment requirement necessary to offer a course section.
- Total Credit Hours: 50
- Total Clinical Hours: 672
- Total Laboratory Hours: 42
||Semester 2||Semester 3|
NURS 8004 (3 Credits)
NURS 8022*** (4 Credits)
NURS 8002 (3 Credits)
NURS 8006 (3 Credits)
NURS 8020C*** (3 Credits)
3 Laboratory Hours/Week
NURS 8026* (3 Credits)
NURS 8024* (3 Credits)
ANNP 8060 (3 Credits)
|Semester 4||Semester 5||Semester 6|
ANNP 8070** (3 Credits)
ANNP 8080** (1 Credit)
ANNP 8030*** (3 Credits)
ANNP 8072*** (4 Credits)
ANNP 8082*** (1 Credit)
ANNP 8032* (3 Credits)
ANNP 8074* (5 Credits)
ANNP 8084* (2 Credits)
NURS 8008 (3 Credits)
|*Offered on campus in spring semesters
**Offered on campus in summer semesters
***Offered on campus in fall semesters
If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or email@example.com.