Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) that is designed for BSN-prepared nurses interested in meeting the healthcare needs of individuals and families by providing comprehensive health care through the lifespan. As an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), the FNP embodies a philosophy of individualized, holistic care. The priorities of the practice for FNPs focus on wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and client education in a variety of primary care settings. The goal of the MSN FNP program is to help prepare APRNs to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Role Objectives:

The student successfully completing the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program will be able to:

  1. Apply theories, research and conceptual models from nursing and related disciplines to facilitate best practice and clinical decision-making in primary care across the lifespan.
  2. Integrate the use of communication skills, information systems, technology and systematic reviews in relation to client management across the lifespan.
  3. Develop collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships and partnerships that are critical in best practice health care environments for patients/clients and their families.
  4. Demonstrate leadership, ethical decision-making and safe practice in the conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation of health care delivery across the lifespan.
  5. Provide leadership in human resources development, education, and management to improve nursing care across diverse populations.