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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (Primary Care)
Introduction to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Fall 2014 Admission

Application Deadline Extended to April 1st


This concentration provides graduates with advanced practice role preparation, knowledge and skills in the care of children and adults across all ages within a family framework.  Health promotion, disease prevention and management of common acute and chronic long-term health alterations in primary care settings are the foci of this concentration. 

 

The Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum requires a total of 43 credit hours (49 credit hours beginning Fall 2012). The program generally follows a part-time format of study.  The curriculum contains a minimum of 600 hours of required clinical practice, most of which may be arranged by the student in her or his own community.  Attainment of competencies may require more than 600 hours. Practicum experiences occur in health department clinics, private practice offices, HMO clinics, community-based health centers, hospital clinics and other settings providing primary health care. 
 
Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
 


In keeping with Florida Atlantic University's philosophy as a distributed university, courses may be held on varying campuses over the program of study with various modes of delivery. This may include live classes/weekend format classes/TV classes/web-assisted classes/ and/or on-line offerings. Campuses include Boca Raton, Broward County/Davie, and the Treasure Coast.
 
*Live (on campus) courses are usually on Thursdays anytime between 8:00am and 8:00pm.  Most core courses are available online, in person, or by videoconference.

 

 



Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plans
Course Information
Class
Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
 
 
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NGR6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
NGR6812
3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, and Finance
NGR6891
3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
 
 
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR6002
2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment
NGR6002L
1
Advanced Pathophysiology
NGR6141
3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NGR6172
3
Concentration Courses (22 credits)
 

Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care
NGR6200
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care**
NGR6200L
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Comprehensive Primary Care
NGR6605
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care**
NGR6605L
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Family Across the Lifespan NGR 6611 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family
NGR6634
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family***
NGR6634L
4
Total   43

** Requires 180 hours of clinical practice experience.

*** Requires 240 hours of clinical practical experience. 



Fee for Lab and Practicum Courses (Effective Beginning Fall Semester 2009)
There is a $150.00/credit fee for all lab and nurse practitioner practicum courses. The purpose of the fee is to cover the higher cost of instruction for these courses due to lower faculty-student ratios, travel for site visits, and increasing use of simulation and standardized patients.
 
 
The following courses carry this fee:
 
  • NGR 6002L - 1 credit, $150 fee
  • NGR 6200L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6605L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6634L - 4 credits, $600 fee
  • NGR 6607L- 4 credits, $600 fee

Curriculum Plan changes for Family Nurse Practioner Track
Curriculum beginning Fall 2012.

Course Information
Class
Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)


Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR 6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NGR 6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
NGR 6812
3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy & Finance
NGR 6891
3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)


Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR 6002
2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment
NGR 6002L
1
Advanced Pathophysiology
NGR 6141
3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NGR 6172
3
Concentration Courses (28 credits)
   
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Family Across the Lifespan
NGR 6611
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care
NGR 6200
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care (180 supervised clinical hours)
NGR 6200L
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Comprehensive Primary Care 
NGR 6605
3
Care of Children: Nursing Situations in Advanced Practice NGR 6301 3
Women's Health: Nursing Situations in Advanced Practice NGR 6342 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care (180 supervised clinical hours)
NGR 6605L

Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family +
NGR 6634

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family (240 supervised clinical hours)
NGR 6634L

Total Hours   49
A minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours is required.
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