This program prepares you to provide health care across the life span in a family practice setting. In addition to the classroom requirements, you will complete 690 supervised clinical hours in primary care settings caring for adults, children, women, and families.   

All of the course work for this concentration can be completed online. You will find your own preceptors and clinical supervisors in your geographic area. 

You will be eligible to apply for the FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) certification exam (ANCC and/or AANP) on completion of the program. 

We are offering two new program options you may want to consider applying for. These options include: 

Nurse Educator + FNP Certificate
Nurse Administrator + FNP Certificate

These unique options allows individuals who are interested in becoming a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, but who also has interest in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, the ability to pursue both interests.  Additionally, for those interested in the FNP program but feel their overall undergraduate GPA may not be as competitive as they would like, these options may be worth considering as an alternative pathway to becoming a FNP.
By substituting courses required for the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator concentrations with pre-requisites needed for the FNP clinical courses, students can earn a master’s degree, with a concentration as a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, along with an FNP Post-Master’s Certificate in 10 semesters of part-time study.  Information about the new options is located in the Information Packet located here.

Courses for the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration 

Research Core (6 credit hours)  

  • NUR 607 Data Analysis in Nursing Research (3 credit hours) or EDPS 641 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 604  Research (3 credit hours) 

Nursing Core Courses (8 credit hours) 

  • NUR 603  Nursing Theory (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 605  Nursing Information Technology (2 credit hours) 
  • NUR 610  Nursing Concepts in Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention in Populations (3 credit hours) (*45 hrs clinical)   

Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Courses (33 credit hours) 

  • NUR 630  Advanced Practice Nursing and Role Theory (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 632  Pathophysiology and Nursing Practice (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 634  Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) (*60 hrs clinical, 1 day per week average) 
  • NUR 638  Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 681  Primary Care of the Adult 1 (4 credit hours) (*120 hrs clinical, 1 day per week average) 
  • NUR 682  Primary Care of Children (4 credit hours) (*120 hrs clinical, 1 day per week average) 
  • NUR 683  Primary Care of the Adult 2 (4 credit hours) (*120 hrs clinical, 1 day per week average) 
  • NUR 684  Primary Care of Women (4 credit hours) (*90 hrs clinical) 
  • NUR 673  Practicum—Family Nurse Practitioner (5 credit hours) (*180 hrs clinical, 1.5-2 days per week average) 

Total: 47 credit hours required for this concentration.  

* Clinical Hours     

Other Concentrations

Learn more about the nurse educator and nurse administrator concentrations.