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Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty
A Focus on Primary Care Practice Across the Lifespan
The family nurse practitioner (FNP) program prepares students as nurse practitioners who provide primary care across the lifespan, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and older adults within the context of family-centered care. Relevant research and concepts from nursing, medicine, and the sciences provide a base for clinical practice in primary care.
Clinical experiences take place across a variety of health care systems, which introduce students to primary healthcare from an interprofessional approach. Clinical practice includes medical consultation, referral, and collaborative management. Students actively reflect on their clinical experiences, role development, and leadership throughout the program.
Standards of Practice for Nurse Practitioners are in accordance with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies for FNPs. Electives and independent study offer opportunities for students to pursue individual educational and professional goals.
The FNP curriculum focuses on primary care and is intended to prepare students to apply for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The family nurse practitioner program of study is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), CCNE of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530; Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 887-6791; Fax: (202) 887-8476; web site, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.