Family Nurse Practitioner

Family nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide primary health care for individuals, groups, and communities across the lifespan. The Family Nurse Practitioner clinical track prepares nurses for comprehensive primary health care careers. The curriculum provides the basis to practice community-based advanced nursing with children and adults within a family context. The program’s emphasis is on health promotion across the lifespan, as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.

Students are placed in a variety of clinical settings. Collaborative care with other healthcare providers is integrated throughout the program. Graduates are eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Track Coordinator: Brenda W. Dyal, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

*Students admitted prior to Fall 2024 will adhere to their initial curriculum plan based on their catalog year.

Progression in advanced practice nursing tracks requires supervised and precepted experience in specialized clinical settings throughout the semester in Florida. Students admitted to progressive practice nursing tracks are advised that they may be required to travel to clinical sites within Florida for these experiences. If unable to do so, progress in the curriculum will be delayed.

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