Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Family Nurse Practitioner Track (FNP)
The Byers School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track allows students to expand their scope of practice to include care of individuals across the lifespan. The program includes didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of individuals, families, and communities. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.
Family Nurse Practitioner Program Outcomes:
- Demonstrate personal, collegial, and collaborative approaches that enhance the family nurse practitioner’s effectiveness in working in an interprofessional manner.
- Synthesize theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states, health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment of all patients including those with multiple chronic conditions.
- Ensure quality of care through consultations and collaboration with other professionals.
- Analyze situations to improve health outcomes for patients, communities, and systems by overseeing and directing the delivery of clinical services within an interprofessional system of health care.
- Translate knowledge and psychomotor skills to enhance patients’ ability for self-care through advocating, modeling and teaching.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation, preservation and evolution of the family nurse practitioner role as well as build interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to the patient.
- Provide culturally competent care with respect to cultural and spiritual beliefs and make health care resources available to patient from diverse cultures.
Family Nurse Practitioner Track Guidelines
Participants enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program must comply with the Byers School of Nursing, Graduate admissions requirements.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is offered using a distance learning methodology* and requires students to be on campus for two intensives.
Upon admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner program, the student is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will work with the student to develop a curriculum plan. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors prior to registration each semester to confirm their program plan.
New students are given instructions on how to register with their acceptance letter. Before or during the first half of the first semester, students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors to map out a curriculum plan. For the remainder of the program students are responsible for registering for their own classes. The process is as follows:
- Graduate students may register on-line via the Walsh University Cavalier Center (http://www.walsh.edu).) To register on-line, the student must obtain an alternate PIN from their assigned academic advisor and resolve any holds that may prevent registration.
- Obtain a form from the website (https://www.walsh.edu).) Click on “Academic” and scroll down to the “Office of the Registrar” link. Scroll down to the link “forms” and then on “Graduate Registration Form”. Download as copy and fax (330) 490-7372, mail, or present the completed form to the Registrar’s Office (located in Farrell Hall).
* Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other.
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
|Foundation Course (12 Credit Hours)|
|NURS 600||Theoretical Devel of Nurs Sci||3|
|NURS 601||Research Meth/Evid Based Pract||3|
|NURS 603||Advance Professional Nurs Role||3|
|NURS 706||Hlth Care Policy, Organ/Financ||3|
|Practice Application Courses (21 Credit Hours)|
|NURS 610||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 612||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 614||Adv Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 640||Clini Assessment & Management||3|
|NURS 642||Clinical Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 671||Intensive I||0|
|NURS 672||Intensive II||0|
|NURS 705||App of Epidemiol to Hlth Serv||3|
|NURS 718||Hltcr Tech & Data Mgmt||3|
|Expert Knowledge (29 Credit Hours)|
|NURS 641||FNP I :Care of Adults (100 clinical hours)||6|
|NURS 643||FNP II: Care of Child/Adoles (100 clinical hours)||6|
|NURS 645||FNP III: Care of Women (100 clinical hours)||6|
|NURS 647||FNP IV:Care of Adult/Eld w/MCC (150 clinical hours)||6|
|NURS 649||FNP V: Capstone (200 clinical hours)||5|
|Total Clinical Hours: 650|