Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Curriculum

Schedule of Coursework

Prerequisites: Advanced Pathophysiology (NSC 834), Advanced Pharmacology (NSC 830) and Advanced Physical Assessment (NSC 832)
NOTE: Transfer of prerequisite courses will be determined by the faculty on an individual basis. 

 

 

Fall A

Fall B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer

Year 1

 

 

 

 

NSC 834 Advanced Pathophysiology 

Year 2

NSC 830 Advanced Pharmacology

NSC 832 Advanced Health Assessment 

NSC 870 FNP I (+2 hours of *NSC 800 Advanced Practice over 16 weeks)

NSC 872 FNP II

*NSC 800 Advanced Practice (3 hours over 12 weeks)

Year 3

NSC 874 FNP III  (+4 hours of *NSC 800 Advanced Practice over 16 weeks)

 

NSC 876 FNP Internship (6 hours over 16 weeks)

 

 

*Need total of 9 hours of NSC 800
Unless otherwise noted, courses are 8 weeks in length.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NSC 800 Advanced Practice

(1-6 hours) A. Advanced practice clinical experience. Students will retake for the minimum number of credit hours required for their specialty option. 

NSC 830 Advanced Pharmacology

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Application of pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatment and management of conditions within the scope of advanced nursing practice and frequently encountered in the rural primary health care setting.

NSC 832 Advanced Health Assessment 

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Emphasis is on the advanced skills necessary for Advanced Practice nursing in assessing the health status of clients from across the life span. Diagnostic reasoning and systems approach will be emphasized.

NSC 834 Advanced Pathophysiology 

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Application of advanced principles of pathophysiology to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions.

NSC 840 Nursing Theory

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Provides a basic understanding of the process of theory construction and an appreciation of the role that theory plays in providing a scientific basis for nursing.

NSC 842 Advanced Nursing Practice Issues

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Analysis of professional issues and strategies which can facilitate the development of the nursing profession. Consideration of selected variables influencing the development and resolution of issues.

NSC 870 FNP I

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 830, NSC 832, NSC 834, NSC 840 and HEA 855, each with a minimum grade of B. Co-requisite: NSC 800. Course provides theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to confront problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and management of common health problems.

NSC 872 FNP II

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 870, with a minimum grade of B. Co-requisite: NSC 800. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to confront problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and management of common health problems. Builds on NSC 870.

NSC 874 FNP III

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 872, with a minimum grade of B. Co-requisite: NSC 800. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to confront problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and management of common health problems. Builds on NSC 872.

NSC 876 FNP Internship

(6 hours) A. Prerequisites: NSC 870, NSC 872, NSC 874, each with a minimum grade of B, and nine hours of NSC 800. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NSC 842, with a minimum grade of B. Course allows synthesis of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge in a concentrated rural primary care practicum. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and management of common health problems in individuals and families across the life span.