This program is designed for RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees who wish to pursue an Advanced Practice Nursing program and become Family Nurse practitioners.
Nurse educators will be able to seek certification for teaching from the National League of Nursing (NLN).
This program is made possible through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Grant # 1 D09HP02744-01-00.
Admission criteria for the Family Nurse Practitioner includes the following:
Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (62-71 semester hours)
Undergraduate Prerequisites (15 semester hours)
Introduction to Statistics (3)
Physical Assessment (3)
Nursing Research (3)
Health, Policy, Finance and Information (3)
Community Health Nursing (3)
Graduate Core: (16 semester hours)
Advance Practice Nursing: Roles & Issues (4)
Biostatistics & Research (4)
Population Health (4)
Evidence-Based Health Care (4)
Advanced Practice Core: (12 semester hours)
Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
Advanced Pharmacology (4)
Advanced Health Assessment (4)
Practica Courses (19 semester hours)
Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles and Clinical Management I (5)
Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles and Clinical Management II (5)
Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles andClinical Residency (4)
OPTIONAL Support Courses: (9 semester hours)
Teaching in Nursing (3)
Nursing Education Methods and Measurements (3)
Nursing Education Practicum (3)
For more curriculum information, see the USF Catalog.