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

Full-time M.S. degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (42 credits)
The M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner Program can be completed in five terms of full-time study (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring). Students may choose to complete the degree through either full-time or part-time study.

First Term
NURS 501 Advanced Nursing Theory 3 credits
NURS 504 Dynamics of Nursing Leadership 3 credits
NURS 505 Ethics and Health Care Policy 3 credits
TOTAL 9 credits
Second Term  
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credits
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology 3 credits
TOTAL 9 credits
Third Term  
NURS 502 Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I 3 credits
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum I 3 credits
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
TOTAL 10 credits
Fourth Term   
NURS 652 Advanced Nursing Theory II 3 credits
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II 3 credits
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
TOTAL 7 credits
Fifth Term   
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III 3 credits
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum III 3 credits
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
TOTAL 7 credits