FHSU Department of Nursing 

Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner program at FHSU offers 2-year plans of study. Upon admission to the program, students are asked to choose a plan of study that fits their needs. Having 2 year plans of study allows each student to take classes according to their needs while taking into account their life demands.

 Required Courses 

§  MSN Core Courses (18 credit hours)

·       NURS 808 Statistics for Health Professionals (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 810 Developing Nursing Theories (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 811 Foundations for Advanced Nursing (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 812 Primary Health Promotion (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 814 Healthcare Policy/Politics/Organization/Cost (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 817 Holistic Perspective and Health Potential (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 895 Advanced Research (3 credit hrs.) 

§  FNP Core Courses (11 credit hours)

·       NURS 805 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 806 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 803 Advanced Health Assessment (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 803L Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 816 Nurse Practitioner Roles in Primary Care (2 credit hrs.) 

§  FNP Tract Courses (22 credit hours)

·       NURS 818 Primary Care of the Family Preceptorship (1 credit hr.) 

·       NURS 819 Primary Care of the Family (1 credit hr.) 

·       NURS 821 Primary Care I: Management of Common Problems (3 credit hrs.) 

·       Nurs 824 Primary Care I Preceptorship (3 credit hrs.) 

·       Nurs 825 Diagnostics and Procedures (1 credit hr.) 

·       NURS 826 Diagnostics and Procedures Preceptorship (1 credit hr.) 

·       NURS 832 Primary Care II: Management of Complex Problems (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 834 Primary Care II Preceptorship (3 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 835 Primary Care Across the Lifespan (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 836 Primary Care Across the Lifespan (2 credit hrs.) 

·       NURS 895 FNP project (1 credit hr. –must take 2 semesters) 

 Post Masters 

FHSU offers a post masters in the Family Nurse Practitioner Tract. Courses are individualized for each candidate based on their previous education. A customized plan will be developed for each candidate after admission to the program.  

 

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