Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

This specialty program prepares students to be nurse practitioners for patients across the human lifespan in a primary healthcare setting. This advanced clinical practice specialty includes direct patient assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment, client advocacy, and client/family education. 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.

For details of academic core, advanced practice core, and concluding courses, please see the MSN program requirements.
 
Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
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)
- or -
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.