Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

The Family Nurse Practitioner track consists of 49 semester units, including interdisciplinary core courses and FNP specialty courses with 630 clinical hours. Placements are available throughout Northern California. Both the curriculum and clinical practicums reflect the program's emphasis on serving multicultural and underserved populations

For complete course descriptions, please use our current course catalog.

MSN Hybrid - Full Time

49 Semester hours: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I 
N601 Research Methods3
N626 Theoretical Foundations for APNs3
N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng2
N672 Professional Role Development for APNs1
Total units9.0
Semester II 
N671 Advanced Physical Assessment2
N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab1
N619 Advanced Pathophysiology3
Total units6.0
Semester III 
N602 Analysis of Health Policy Issues ** (note: this course is taken in Semester I in Sacramento)3
N674 Health Protection, Promotion & Screening3
N677 Advanced Pharmacology3
N678L Clinical Practicum (90 hours)2
Total units11.0
Semester IV 
N675 Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions3
N675L Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab1
N679L Clinical Practicum (270 hours)6
Total units10.0
Semester V 
N606 Synthesis Project3
N673 Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role1
N676 Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions3
N680L Internship (270 hrs)6
Total units13.0

MSN Hybrid - Part Time

49 Semester hours: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I 
N626 Theoretical Foundations for APNs3
N672 Professional Role Development for APNs1
Total units4.0
Semester II 
N619 Advanced Pathophysiology3
Total units3.0
Semester III 
N602 Analysis of Health Policy Issues ** (note: this course is taken in Semester IV in Sacramento)3
N677 Advanced Pharmacology3
Total units6.0
Semester IV 
N601 Research Methods ** (note: this course is taken in Semester I in Sacramento)3
N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng2
Total units5.0
Semester V 
N671 Advanced Physical Assessment2
N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab1
Total units3.0
Semester VI 
N674 Health Protection, Promotion & Screening3
N678L Clinical Practicum (90 hrs)2
Total units5.0
Semester VII 
N675 Care of Acute and Episodic Conditions3
N675L Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab1
N679L Clinical Practicum (270 hrs)6
Total units10.0
Semester VIII 
N606 Synthesis Project3
N673 Professional Advocacy for Entry to AP Role1
N676 Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions3
N680L Internship (270 hrs)6
Total units13.0

MSN Online - Full Time

49 Semester units: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I 
N601 ONL Research Methods3
N626 ONL Theoretical Foundations for APNs3
N670 ONL Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng2
N672 ONL Professional Role Development for APNs1
Total units9.0
Semester II 
N619 ONL Advanced Pathophysiology3
N671 ONL Advanced Physical Assessment2
N671L ONL Advanced Physical Assessment Lab1
N674 ONL Health Protection, Promotion & Screening3
Total units9.0
Semester III 
N602 ONL Analysis of Health Policy Issues3
N677 ONL Advanced Pharmacology3
N678L ONL Clinical Practicum (90 hours)2
Total units8.0
Semester IV 
N673 ONL Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role1
N675 ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions3
N675L ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab1
N679L ONL Clinical Practicum (270 hours)6
Total units11.0
Semester V 
N606 ONL Synthesis Project3
N676 ONL Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions3
N680L ONL Internship (270 hrs)6
Total units12.0

MSN Online - Part Time

49 Semester units: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I 
N601 ONL Research Methods3
N670 ONL Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng2
N672 ONL Professional Role Development for APRNs1
Total units6.0
Semester II 
N619 ONL Advanced Pathophysiology3
N626 ONL Theoretical Foundations for APRNs3
Total units6.0
Semester III 
N671 ONL Advanced Physical Assessment2
N671L ONL Advanced Physical Assessment Lab1
N674 ONL Health Protection, Promotion & Screening3
Total units6.0
Semester IV 
N602 ONL Analysis of Health Policy Issues3
N677 ONL Advanced Pharmacology3
N678L ONL Clinical Practicum (90 hours)2
Total units8.0
Semester V 
N675 ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions3
N675L ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab1
N679L ONL Clinical Practicum (270 hours)6
Total units10.0
Semester VI 
N676 ONL Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions3
N680L ONL Internship (270 hrs)6
Total units9.0
Semester VII 
N606 ONL Synthesis Project3
N673 ONL Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role1
Total units4.0