The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum at UC prepares registered nurses to take on a more specialized role in the medical field. The coursework focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of the complexities inherent within family-focused medicine. Graduates of the MSN FNP program are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam. They are also eligible for licensure as family nurse practitioners within the state of Ohio. Other state requirements may vary. Prospective students from outside of Ohio should check with the appropriate licensing board in their state of residence before enrolling.
In total, the coursework of the MSN FNP degree program is comprised of:
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This practicum is the first in a series of three sequential clinical courses for the advanced practice nursing student in the role of primary care provider of individuals and families across the lifespan. Students focus on history taking and physical examination, while incorporating pharmacology and evidence-based practice. Screening guidelines across the lifespan are evaluated. Students begin to apply knowledge from health assessment pharmacology, diagnostic and disease management courses, as well as the concept of family health nursing.
This seminar is the second of three courses that prepares nurses for professional roles in advanced nursing practice using an inter-professional approach. It is taken in conjunction with the clinical practicum and provides an opportunity to discuss clinical cases while demonstrating the ability to apply the didactic material to practice. There is emphasis placed on screening guidelines, history and physical assessment and the development of a Capstone project.
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Each Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can be done in as little as two years. There are additional options available for several programs that allow students to take these programs at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a part-time program built to be completed in as little as four semesters, or one year and four months. The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has no set time frame due to the extremely customizable nature of the curriculum.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus.
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