FHSU Department of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Frequently Asked Questions 

  •  When is the deadline for my application?
  •  Applications should be submitted before February 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester.
  •  Is the application a competitive process?
    •  Admission space in the Family Nurse Practitioner program is highly competitive. We receive multiple applications and can only admit per seat ability
  •  Can I continue to work during this program?
    •  Applicants planning to take the full-time fast track program in 2 years are advised not to work. Those planning to take the 3 or 4 year plan will need to adjust their work schedules according to course demands.
  • Who should I contact with further questions?
    •  Dr. Jenny Manry serves as coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner program.  E-mail is  jamanry@fhsu.edu.
      •  How many hours will I need each preceptor?
        •  Family Nurse Practitioner students are required to have a minimum of 3 preceptors with a maximum of 6 preceptors throughout the course of their program. They must utilize a minimum of 2 clinics. Only one preceptor may be used in each course. Course requirements are listed below: 
        •  NURS 803L Advanced Health Assessment Lab (60 hours) 
        •  NURS 819    Primary Care of the Family (75 hours) 
        •  NURS 824    Primary Care I Preceptorship (225 hours) 
        •  NURS 825    Diagnostics and Procedures Preceptorship (75 hours) 
        •  NURS 834    Primary Care II Preceptorship (225 hours) 
        •  NURS 836    Primary Care Across the Lifespan (150 hours) 
      •  What are the requirements to be a preceptor?
        •  Preceptors must be a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (APRN, FNP-BC), a Medical Doctor (MD), or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). All preceptors for FNP tract courses must be in a family practice setting that serves a patient population from cradle to grave. Urgent Care and Emergency Room rotations are not considered family practice. 
      •  What are the classroom commitments during a clinical rotations?
        •  Each preceptorship accompanies a theory course. On-campus requirements for the dual courses (preceptorship and theory) are a minimum of five days a semester.  
      •  How many hours can I expect to be in clinical each week?
        •  Devoted clinical hours are dependent upon each student’s chosen tract. Students choosing to complete in a 2 year tract can expect to spend approximately 30 hours a week in clinicals during the final year. 
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