Part Time FNP Curriculum Plan

CURRICULUM PLAN
Part-time Curriculum Plan - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A part-time plan is illustrated with a fall semester start date and completed over seven semesters.  A student could be admitted in another semester and there would be adjustments to this curriculum plan.

YEAR 1

Semester 1 (fall semester) (6 hours)

NUR 602 (Core) Advanced Health Assessment (3 hrs)
NUR 603 (Core) Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hrs)

Semester 2 (spring semester) (6 hours)

NUR 608 (Core) Health Care Policy (2hrs) 
NUR 618 (Core) Evidence-based Practice and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice (4 hrs)

Semester 3 (summer semester) (5 hours)

NUR 675 (Core) Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences (3 hrs)
NUR 601 (Core) Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development (2 hrs)

YEAR 2

Semester 4 (fall semester) (6 hours)

NUR 607 (Core) Advanced Pharmacology (3 hrs)
NUR 632 Well Adult and Selected Health Problems in the Primary Care Setting (3 hrs) 

Semester 5 (spring semester) (8 hours)

NUR 622 Primary Care Practicum I (4 hrs)
NUR 642 Well Child / Adolescent and Selected Common Health Concerns (2 hrs)
NUR 653 Women's Health (2 hrs)

Semester 6 (summer semester) (7 hours)

NUR 623 Primary Care Practicum II (3 hrs)
NUR 633 Selected Health Problems of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (3 hrs)
NUR 621 Diagnostic Ordering and Interpretation (1 hr) 

YEAR 3

Semester 7 (fall semester) (11 hours)

NUR 620 (Core) Capstone Project (2 hrs)
NUR 624 Primary Care Practicum III (4 hrs)
NUR 643 Child / Adolescent and Selected Health Problems (2 hrs)
NUR 644 Role Transition and Issues for the Family Nurse Practitioner (3 hrs)

*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4
Revised 11/20/12 FFP; Approved by GPC 11/21/12 Plan updated on web: November 26, 2012; Approved GPC 2/6/2013; DD Rev 7/2013; FP 3/2016; Published 4/2016

TOTAL COURSE HOURS 49 hrs 
TOTAL CLINICAL PRACTICE HOURS 660 hrs

A student completing this specialty will be prepared to meet requirements to sit for the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialty and/or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) examination for Family Nurse Practitioners.