Online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Course Curriculum
The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) program aims to produce graduates who provide family-oriented, evidence-based primary healthcare to a high standard within multicultural contexts.
Our graduates can:
- Consult and make referrals within interdisciplinary practices.
- Develop thorough, accurate medical histories with their patients through examinations, performance and/or interpretation of diagnostic tests, and recording of data.
- Establish and implement care plans based on patient needs and monitor ongoing effectiveness.
- Promote healthy living habits and provide advice about preventive care.
- Produce graduate-level research of superior quality that can withstand peer review.
- Act as a professional leader and patient advocate at the local, regional, national, or global level.
|N601 Research Methods||3|
|N626 Theoretical Foundations for APRNs||3|
|N672 Professional Role Development for APRNs||1|
|N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng||2|
|N671 Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab||1|
|N619 Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|N674 Health Protection, Promotion & Screening||3|
|N602 Analysis of Health Policy Issues||3|
|N677 Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|N678L Clinical Practicum (210 hours)||2|
|N673 Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role||1|
|N675 Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions||3|
|N675L Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab||1|
|N679L Clinical Practicum (210 hours)||6|
|N606 Synthesis Project||3|
|N676 Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions||3|
|N680L Internship (210 hrs)||6|
|Total Program Units||49 Units|
Samuel Merritt University FNP students in the online program are required to attend two on-campus intensives at the Sacramento campus: Session 1 in semester when N671/671L Advanced Physical Assessment is taught; Session 2 in semester when N680L Internship is taught. For those attending full-time, these occur in Semester 2 and Semester 5, respectively. For those attending part-time, they occur in Semester 3 and Semester 6, respectively. Each session meets Friday to Sunday for a total of 24 hours.