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Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice postbaccalaureate program prepares registered nurses to practice in primary health care settings that provide continuous, comprehensive care. FNP’s assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic health problems, consulting will specialists as needed. FNP students gain a solid foundation in clinical practice addressing the health care needs of individuals and families across the life span. The program emphasizes care that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and culturally appropriate. 

The faculty believes that excellence in practice is built upon a foundation of relevant scientific evidence. In addition to content with a focus on all age groups, the program of study provides in-depth knowledge and clinical experiences in areas such as: advanced health assessment/physical diagnosis, pathophysiology; health promotion; acute and chronic illness management; role development as a primary care clinician; pharmacology; reproductive care; and prenatal care. Clinical and didactic experiences prepare FNP students to enter practice with experience in billing, coding, and documentation using state-of-the-art electronic medical record systems.

Requirements

Prior Degree - must have, or will have, a B.S. with a major in nursing or B.S.N. degree from an accredited program

RN Status
Must be eligible for an Oregon registered nurse license prior to matriculation.Must be licensed in the state of Oregon prior to matriculation.
Work Experience - strongly recommended one year of experience as an R.N.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

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Programs of Study

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