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.