M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares registered nurses for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in New York State. After completing 600 clinical hours, students qualify for certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and /or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The M.S. degree in Family Nurse Practitioner requires the completion of 42 credits:

I.  Nursing Core Courses 12 credits
NURS 501 Advanced Nursing Theory
NURS 502 Advanced Nursing Research
NURS 504 Dynamics of Nursing Leadership
NURS 505 Ethics and Health Care Policy
II.  Nursing Support Courses 9 credits
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology
III.  Family Nurse Practitioner Courses 18 credits
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum I
NURS 652 Advanced Practice Theory II
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum III
IV.  Master’s Project 3 credits
NURS 600 Continuous Practicum
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement
(1 credit each semester for 3 semesters)

Sample Program

M.S. degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (42 credits)
The M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner Program can be completed in 2.5 years of part-time study.

Year 1
Fall Spring Summer
Core Courses Core Courses Support Courses
NURS 501 Advanced Nursing Theory (3 credits) NURS 502 Advanced Nursing Research (3 credits) NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
NURS 504 Dynamics of Nursing Leadership (3 credits) NURS 505 Ethics and Health Care Policy (3 credits) or NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology (3 credits)
Year 2
Fall Spring Summer
Support Courses Support Courses FNP Courses
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology (3 credits) NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits) NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I (3 credits)
or NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits) NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum I (3 credits)
Year 3
Fall Spring
FNP Courses FNP Courses
NURS 652 Advanced Nursing Theory II (3 credits) NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III (3 credits)
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II (3 credits) NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum III (3 credits)
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement (1 credit each semester for 3 semesters)