Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

 
 
 

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PRORGRAM OVERVIEW

The Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Morningside University prepares you for the role of an advanced practice nurse functioning as a nurse practitioner. The FNP track allows you to focus on the characteristics and issues of individuals and families in the primary care setting. In this role, you will conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries, administer treatments, and manage chronic health problems.

Program Details

Credits

47

Cost per credit

$635

Online/In-Person?

Online

Number of Semesters

4-6

Courses

Semester 1 (11 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)

Semester 2 (9 credits)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

NURS 518 Advance Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills – three day residency (1 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)

Summer Semester (8 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)

NURS 657 FNP Clinical Practicum I – 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)

Semester 3 (9 credits)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (2 cr)

NURS 658 FNP Clinical Practicum II – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 661 Pediatric Primary Care I (2 cr)

Semester 4 (10 credits)

NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)

NURS 662 Pediatric Primary Care II (2 cr)

NURS 660 FNP Clinical Practicum III – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 686 Evidence-base Capstone (3 cr)

Semester 1 (8 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

Semester 2 (7 credits)

NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills – three day residency (1 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)

Semester 3 (8 credits)

NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)

NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (2 cr)

NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)

Semester 4 (7 credits)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)

NURS 657 FNP Clinical Practicum I – 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)

Summer Semester (3 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

Semester 5 (7 credits)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 658 FNP Clinical Practicum II – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 661 Pediatric Primary Care I (2 cr)

Semester 6 (7 credits)

NURS 660 FNP Clinical Practicum III – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

​NURS 662 Pediatric Primary Care II (2 cr)

NURS 686 Evidence-based Capstone (3 cr)

Additional Program Details

The Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track MSN degree from Morningside University’s Nylen School of Nursing consists of 47 total credit hours, including 22 credits from master’s core classes and 25 FNP specialty course credits. Students in this track will complete 600 clinical/practicum hours along with three on-site residencies. The curriculum prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as a Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Plans of study can be temporary and are subject to change based on availability and enrollment.

Contact Us

Morningside University
Nylen School of Nursing

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

712-274-5297
gradnurs@morningside.edu

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