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.
|N619 ONL Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|N671 ONL Advanced Physical Assessment||2|
|N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (with 3-day on-campus intensive)||1|
|N677 ONL Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|N672 ONL Professional Role Development for APNs||2|
|N676 ONL Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions||3|
|N674 ONL Health Protection, Promotion & Screening||3|
|N670 ONL Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng||2|
|N675 ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions||3|
|N675L ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab||1|
|N678L Clinical Practicum (210 hours)||4|
|N626 ONL Theoretical Foundations for APNs||3|
|N601 ONL Research Methods||3|
|N679L Clinical Practicum (210 hours)||4|
|N606 ONL Synthesis Project||3|
|N602 ONL Analysis of Health Policy Issues||3|
|N680L ONL Internship (210 hours) (with 3-day on-campus intensive)||6|
|Total Program Units||49 Units|
Samuel Merritt University FNP students in the online program are required to attend two, two-day on-campus intensives at the Sacramento campus: Session 1 in semester when N671/671L Advanced Physical Assessment is taught; Session 2 in semester when N679L Clinical Practicum II is taught. For those attending full-time, these occur in Semester 1 and Semester 4, respectively. For those attending part-time, they occur in Semester 1 and Semester 5, respectively. Each session meets during the week for two days and a total of 8 hours per day.