The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Keiser University emphasizes the acquisition of advanced practice nursing knowledge and advanced practice clinical skills, using a family oriented approach. The curriculum focuses on health promotion, injury and illness prevention and management of acute and chronic illnesses, across the lifespan. Due to the intensity of this program, students are expected to be highly-motivated, self-directed learners who are able to grasp a large amount of complex material. Students will spend a significant amount of time in study and in clinical practice experiences. Graduates are required to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Examination in order to be licensed and to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
This program is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) guidelines as prescribed in the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN 2011) and with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Population Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (NONPF 2013).
The Keiser University Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates to demonstrate clinical expertise, collaboration, leadership, and superior critical thinking to achieve quality care for patients, families, communities, and health care systems.
Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to become:
Note: Courses in the MSN FNP program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently. Students are required to attend two on-campus residencies at specified times during the FNP program. In the clinical experiences, students will provide care to patients and families under the supervision of a qualified Keiser University approved preceptor (minimum of 630 clinical hours).
To earn a MSN FNP from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:
To receive a MSN FNP degree, students must earn 56 graduate semester credit hours. Transfer of graduate credits will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Fifty program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:
|Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Major Core Courses (56 credit hours)|
|Professional Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Promotion and Disease Prevention||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Systems, Policy and Resource Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Quality Improvement and Patient Safety||3.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family I||3.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family I Practicum||2.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family II||3.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family II Practicum||2.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family III||3.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family III Practicum||2.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family IV||3.0 credit hours|
|Primary Health Care of the Family IV Practicum||2.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Pathophysiology for Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Pharmacology for Advanced Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Pharmacology forAdvanced Practice II||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Health Assessment for Best Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning||3.0 credit hours|
|Research for Evidence Based Practice and Outcome Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Family Nurse Practitioner Integration||3.0 credit hours|
|Family Nurse Practitioner Integration Practicum||3.0 credit hours|
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