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Family Nurse Practitioner

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The OHIO online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to provide advanced practice care in primary care settings. FNPs have the ability to manage care of patients across the lifespan by utilizing advanced assessment and diagnostic skills to develop treatment plans.

Graduates may sit for the AANP or ANCC certification exam upon graduation to become certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The OHIO online FNP program consists of both didactic and clinical performance courses. The didactic courses present the nursing knowledge, theoretical concepts, models, and research that inform patient care and evidence-based practice. The clinical/practice-based courses provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge, practice skills, plan and implement interventions, and learn the full scope of the role for which they are preparing.

The Family Nurse Practitioner program curriculum features:

  • 41 credit hours (six semesters to complete)
  • 650 Clinical Hours
  • Three on-campus intensives (OCI)
  • Admits every semester (fall, spring, summer)

 

FNP Sample Schedule

Year 1 (MSN Program Core Courses)

Semester 1

  • NRSE 6010: Theoretical Basis for Practice (3 credit hours); 1 OCI
  • NRSE 6210: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)

Semester 2

  • NRSE 6021: Assessment and Intervention in Family Care (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6230: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours)

Semester 3

  • NRSE 6805: Analyzing EBP for APN (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6221: Advanced Health Appraisal (3 credit hours); 1 OCI

Year 2 (FNP Clinical Courses and Practicum)

Semester 4

  • NRSE 6820: Advanced Maternal and Child Care (150 clinical hours) (6 credit hours)

Semester 5

  • NRSE 6821: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults (250 clinical hours) (8 credit hours)

Semester 6

  • NRSE 6822: FNP in Practice (250 clinical hours) (7 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6933: Capstone/Comprehensive (2 credit hours) 1 OCI


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