The MSN 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:
To learn more about our course offerings, review a sample of our curriculum.
This course provides the theoretical foundation and skills necessary to address health promotion needs of infants, children, and adolescents. The course also prepares students to assume professional practice roles in the application of advanced clinical decision-making skills in the assessment, risk analysis and diagnosis, management and evaluation of common illnesses and needs of these respective populations. Ethical and cultural considerations for clients appropriate to primary care settings are also addressed.
This course provides the theoretical foundation and skills necessary to address reproductive health promotion needs of well women across the ovarian continuum, from menarche through menopause, with an emphasis on well perinatal care. The course also prepares students to assume professional practice roles in the application of advanced clinical decision-making skills in the assessment, risk analysis and diagnosis, management and evaluation of common obstetrical and gynecological problems encountered in the primary care setting. Ethical and cultural reproductive health considerations for diverse populations are also addressed.
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 work.
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 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
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