ELM-MSN: School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
This combined specialty program prepares nurses to be effective practitioners of school health and provide primary care for people of all ages in a variety of other settings. Students develop theoretical and practical expertise in nursing and education applied to basic health services in public schools (K-12). This prepares nurses to establish, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive school health program. The advanced practice family nurse practitioner specialty includes direct client assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment, client advocacy, client/family education, consultation, program planning, implementation, evaluation, and research.
Graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California for the School Nurse Services Credential, and to apply for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. They are also qualified for and may seek national FNP certification by examination through specialty organizations. For details about academic core, advanced practice core, and concluding courses, please see the MSN program requirements. Students must also take a state of California-approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.
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 Courses||10|
|GNRS 506||Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care||3|
|GNRS XXX Electives||7|
|Advanced Practice Core Courses||14|
|GNRS 510||Family Theory in Health Care||2|
|GNRS 512||Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion||4 (3/1)|
|GNRS 513||Advanced Nursing Practice Role||2|
|GNRS 515||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|GNRS 594||Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Courses||31|
|EDUC 571||Curriculum Foundations||3|
|GNRS 550A||Theory and Practice in School Nursing||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 589||Adolescent Health Care||4 (2/2)|
|GNRS 590A||Primary Health Care of the Young Family||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 591||Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family||4 (2/2)|
|GNRS 592A||Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 592B||Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum||2 (0/2)|
|Specialization Option Courses - No Requirement|
|Select from the following|
|GNRS 597||Comprehensive Examination Directed Study||1|
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|GNRS 514||Research Proposal Writing (required for thesis)||2|
|Total Units for SNSC and FNP 1||56-58|
Student must also take a state of California-approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements
Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.