Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a CCN/NLNAC accredited college or university.*
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B in Nursing and also a minimum grade average of B in the undergraduate record as a whole.
  • Registered nurse license in New York State.
  • Names and addresses of two persons who can attest to the applicant's scholastic or professional performance. One reference must be from a former instructor or academic adviser and the second from a recent employer or supervisor.
  • Interview with a member of the graduate curriculum committee.
  • Successfully complete the Department's Graduate English Proficiency Exam.
  • Submit a one-page essay outlining career objectives related to the Master of Science degree in Nursing.
* Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who majored in other areas should consult the Department. 

Curriculum for M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner Program (45 credits)

Basic Core Courses in Graduate Nursing Programs (15)

Required for all the master's degree programs in nursing.

Credits
NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3

Graduate courses required for the M.S. in FNP (30)

(In addition to the 15 credits of core courses).

Credits
NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology

3

NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 769Family Developmental Theory

3

NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment

3

NUR 774Advanced Family Nursing Practice I - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 775Advanced Family Nursing Practice II - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 776Advanced Family Nursing Practice III - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Curriculum Plan for Post Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

(30 credits)

Credits
NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology

3

NUR 769Family Developmental Theory

3

NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment

3

NUR 774Advanced Family Nursing Practice I - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 775Advanced Family Nursing Practice II - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 776Advanced Family Nursing Practice III - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Curriculum

M.S./FNP Curriculum for Full-Time Study:

Fall Semester (12 credits):

Credits
NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment

3

Spring Semester (12 credits):

Credits
NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology

3

NUR 774Advanced Family Nursing Practice I - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Fall Semester II (12 credits):

Credits
NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

NUR 769Family Developmental Theory

3

NUR 775Advanced Family Nursing Practice II - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Spring Semester II (9 credits):

Credits
NUR 776Advanced Family Nursing Practice III - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3

M.S./FNP Curriculum for Part-Time Study:

Fall Semester (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

Spring Semester (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology

3

Fall Semester II (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 769Family Developmental Theory

3

NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment

3

Spring Semester II (9 credits):

Credits
NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 774Advanced Family Nursing Practice I - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Fall Semester III (9 credits):

Credits
NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

NUR 775Advanced Family Nursing Practice II - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

Spring Semester III (9 credits):

Credits
NUR 776Advanced Family Nursing Practice III - Using a Nursing Science Framework

6

NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3

Additional clinical hours as needed to meet regulatory requirements.