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Family Nurse Practitioner

Providing care and comprehensive wellness across the lifespan

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are advanced nurses who offer care, promote health, and treat disease in patients ranging from children to elders. They provide comprehensive wellness care as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses. FNPs practice in hospitals, urgent care and primary care settings, federally-qualified health centers, and private practice offices.

As part of the MSN program, the FNP major requires 40 credit hours of coursework, plus about 600 hours of clinicals. The coursework is usually completed within 18 months (four semesters) for full-time students, and courses are offered in a distance-friendly format that requires a minimal number of trips to Cleveland.

Subspecialties:

Sample Full-Time Curriculum

 

Fall Semester I

NURS 405
Inquiry I: Theoretical Foundations
3
NURS 453
Advanced Pathophysiology
4
NURS 459
Assessment for Advanced Practice
3
NUNP 410
Health Promotion Across the Life Span
2
 
Total
12

 

Spring Semester I

NURS 425
Inquiry II: The Research Process
3
NURS 430
Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Advanced Practice Nurse
3
NUNP 419
Adult and Older Adult Clinical Management
5
 
Total
11

 

Summer Semester I

NURS 502
Inquiry III Evidenced Based Nursing Practice
2
NUNP 429
Family Health Nursing: Health of the Family During Childbearing Years
4
NURS 443A
Collaboration and Consultation
1
 
Total
7

 

Fall Semester II

NURS 503
Inquiry Practicum
1
NUNP 439
Children and Adolescent Clinical Management
4
NURS 443B
Professionalism in Advanced Practice: Role Development
1
NURS 443C
Professionalism in Advanced Practice: Teaching and Learning
1
NURS 444A
Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Ethical Issues
1
NURS 444B
Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Finance
1
NURS 444C
Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Policy and Legal
1
 
Total
10

Accumulated Total Hours: 40

The Advanced Practice Core courses are co-requisites or pre-requisites for the clinical nursing courses. Clinical nursing courses must be taken in the semester and sequence listed above. Clinical course availability is based upon enrollment.

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MSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Carol Savrin
216-368-5304
cls18@case.edu

Department Assistant:

Anne Watson
216-368-8858
acw@case.edu


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