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 careers in comprehensive primary health care. The curriculum provides the basis to practice community-based, advanced nursing with children and adults within a family context. The emphasis of the program is on health promotion across the life span, and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.
Students are placed in a variety of clinical settings. Collaborative care with other health care 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).
Progression in advanced practice nursing tracks requires supervised and precepted experience in specialized clinical settings. Students admitted to advance practice nursing tracks are advised that you may be required to travel to clinical sites for these experiences, and if you are unable to do so, your progress in the curriculum will be delayed.