Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

General

Program Description

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and training. Their goal is to help people be as healthy as possible. Family Nurse Practitioners advocate for health promotion and disease prevention. These professionals teach people ways to stay healthy and treat them for acute illness (e.g. colds) and chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Family Nurse Practitioners perform health histories, physical assessment and examinations, order and interpret diagnostic/laboratory studies, diagnose and treat common illness and minor injuries, make referrals to specialists, counsel and teach health and nutrition, prescribe/manage medication therapy and provide continued/follow– up and coordinate care for patients at any stage of development throughout the lifespan.

Curriculum

Core Courses

  • NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NURS 501 Public Health Policy, Ethics, and Systems
  • NURS 502 Nursing Science and the Research Process (semester)
  • NURS 503 Nursing Research Project: From Proposal to Publication (semester)
  • NURS 505 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Transcultural Considerations
  • HESC 500 Statistics Applied to Clinical Research

Advanced Practice Nursing Core Courses

  • NURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology (semester)
  • NURS 507 Advanced Pharmacology (semester)
  • NURS 504 Advanced History Taking and Physical Assessment
  • NURS 508 Diagnostic & Differential Diagnosis
  • NURS 509 Pharmacology for FNP’s

Specialty Courses

  • NURS 510 Primary Care I
  • NURS 511 Primary Care II
  • NURS 512 Primary Care III
  • NURS 513 Residency
  • NURS 529 Pediatric Primary Care
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Plan of Study

First Year - First Semester

  • NURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology (semester)
  • NURS 507 Advanced Pharmacology (semester)
  • NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing (8 weeks)
  • NURS 505 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Transcultural Considerations (8 weeks)

First Year - Second Semester

First term

  • NURS 502 Nursing Science and the Research Process (semester)
  • HESC 500 Statistics Applied to Clinical Research (8 weeks)

Second term

  • NURS 504 Advanced History Taking and Physical Assessment (8 Weeks)
  • NURS 508 Diagnostic & Differential Diagnosis (8 Weeks)

First Year - Summer

  • NURS 501 Public Health Policy, Ethics, and Systems

Second Year - First Semester

First term

  • NURS 503 Nursing Research Project: From Proposal to Publication (semester)
  • NURS 510 Primary Care I (8 weeks)
  • NURS 509 Pharmacology for FNP’s (8 weeks)

Second term

  • Primary Care II (8 weeks)

Second Year - Second Semester

First term

  • NURS 512 Primary Care III (8 weeks)
  • NURS 529 Pediatric Primary Care (8 weeks)

Second term

  • NURS 513 Residency (8 weeks)
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Con una trayectoria de más de 40 años, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (antes Universidad del Turabo) es la institución privada de educación superior de más rápido crecimiento en el pa ... Read More

Con una trayectoria de más de 40 años, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (antes Universidad del Turabo) es la institución privada de educación superior de más rápido crecimiento en el país. Acreditada por la prestigiosa agencia Middle States Commission on Higher Education, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo tiene además, diversas acreditaciones profesionales las cuales le añaden un sello de calidad a la educación de sus estudiantes. Read less