May 21, 2018
Mount Carmel College of Nursing's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is designed for RN's who are ready to pursue graduate education that will lead to a primary care focused advanced practice nursing role. The Family Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive primary health care to individuals from infancy through adulthood. FNPs are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute illnesses such as bronchitis or minor infections and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Preventive health services, patient education, disease management and other health initiatives are provided to heal the body, mind and spirit within the context of family and community. The program is offered in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face coursework.
Students graduating from the Family Nurse Practitioner track will be eligible for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification examinations.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Assume advanced nursing roles in clinical practice
- Deliver competent healthcare to diverse populations within the community
- Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health or to stabilize chronic health conditions
- Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing
- Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for individuals and families in primary care settings
- Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based primary care services throughout the community
- Demonstrate leadership in clinical practice
- Use ethical decision making in the delivery of primary care services for populations, especially vulnerable populations
- Collaborate with intra- and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
- Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
- Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship
- Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy and the interdependence and impact of policy on healthcare practice across disciplines
Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum
Graduate Core: 13 credit hours
Direct Care Core: 9 credit hours
Functional Area Core: 26 credit hours
When completing the preceptored practicum, students must meet the compliance requirements of all agencies.
Click here for the Family Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study (5 semesters).
Click here for the Family Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study (7 semesters).
Total of 48 credit hours / 650 clinical practicum hours