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
- Full-Time Family Nurse Practitioner Track Sample Curriculum Plan
- Part-Time Family Nurse Practitioner Track Sample Curriculum Plan
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.