ELM-MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

This specialty program prepares students to be nurse practitioners for patients across the human lifespan in the primary healthcare setting. Graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner, and may apply for national FNP certification through examination. This advanced clinical practice specialty includes direct patient assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment, client advocacy, client/family education, consultation, and program planning, implementation, evaluation and research. 
 

Please contact the School of Nursing for specific program availability and locations.

Prelicensure coursework must be completed prior to beginning Advanced Practice Nursing coursework.
 
Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS XXX Electives7
Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses12
GNRS 512Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion4 (3/1)
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role2
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
GNRS 594Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses18
GNRS 590APrimary Health Care of the Young Family6 (3/3)
GNRS 591Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family4 (2/2)
GNRS 592APrimary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family6 (3/3)
GNRS 592BPrimary Health Care Clinical Practicum2 (0/2)
Specialization Option Courses4
Select from the following:
GNRS 543Transitions Across the Care Continuum4 (2/2)
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GNRS 593Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family4 (2/2)
- or -
GNRS 589Adolescent Health Care4 (2/2)
Concluding Courses1-3
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
- or -
GNRS 598Thesis1
- and -
GNRS 514Research Proposal Writing2
Total required for the MSN with FNP45-47

Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.