Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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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 Methods 3
N626 Theoretical Foundations for APNs 3
N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng 2
N672 Professional Role Development for APNs 1
Total units 9.0
Semester II  
N671 Advanced Physical Assessment 2
N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab 1
N619 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Total units 6.0
Semester III  
N602 Analysis of Health Policy Issues ** (note: this course is taken in Semester I in Sacramento) 3
N674 Health Protection, Promotion & Screening 3
N677 Advanced Pharmacology 3
N678L Clinical Practicum (90 hours) 2
Total units 11.0
Semester IV  
N675 Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions 3
N675L Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab 1
N679L Clinical Practicum (270 hours) 6
Total units 10.0
Semester V  
N606 Synthesis Project 3
N673 Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role 1
N676 Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions 3
N680L Internship (270 hrs) 6
Total units 13.0

MSN Hybrid - Part Time

49 Semester hours: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I  
N626 Theoretical Foundations for APNs 3
N672 Professional Role Development for APNs 1
Total units 4.0
Semester II  
N619 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Total units 3.0
Semester III  
N602 Analysis of Health Policy Issues ** (note: this course is taken in Semester IV in Sacramento) 3
N677 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total units 6.0
Semester IV  
N601 Research Methods ** (note: this course is taken in Semester I in Sacramento) 3
N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng 2
Total units 5.0
Semester V  
N671 Advanced Physical Assessment 2
N671L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab 1
Total units 3.0
Semester VI  
N674 Health Protection, Promotion & Screening 3
N678L Clinical Practicum (90 hrs) 2
Total units 5.0
Semester VII  
N675 Care of Acute and Episodic Conditions 3
N675L Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab 1
N679L Clinical Practicum (270 hrs) 6
Total units 10.0
Semester VIII  
N606 Synthesis Project 3
N673 Professional Advocacy for Entry to AP Role 1
N676 Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions 3
N680L Internship (270 hrs) 6
Total units 13.0

MSN Online - Full Time

49 Semester units: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I  
N601 ONL Research Methods 3
N626 ONL Theoretical Foundations for APNs 3
N670 ONL Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng 2
N672 ONL Professional Role Development for APNs 1
Total units 9.0
Semester II  
N619 ONL Advanced Pathophysiology 3
N671 ONL Advanced Physical Assessment 2
N671L ONL Advanced Physical Assessment Lab 1
N674 ONL Health Protection, Promotion & Screening 3
Total units 9.0
Semester III  
N602 ONL Analysis of Health Policy Issues 3
N677 ONL Advanced Pharmacology 3
N678L ONL Clinical Practicum (90 hours) 2
Total units 8.0
Semester IV  
N673 ONL Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role 1
N675 ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions 3
N675L ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab 1
N679L ONL Clinical Practicum (270 hours) 6
Total units 11.0
Semester V  
N606 ONL Synthesis Project 3
N676 ONL Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions 3
N680L ONL Internship (270 hrs) 6
Total units 12.0

MSN Online - Part Time

49 Semester units: (includes 630 clinical hours)

Semester I  
N601 ONL Research Methods 3
N670 ONL Family Centered Advanced Practice Nsng 2
N672 ONL Professional Role Development for APRNs 1
Total units 6.0
Semester II  
N619 ONL Advanced Pathophysiology 3
N626 ONL Theoretical Foundations for APRNs 3
Total units 6.0
Semester III  
N671 ONL Advanced Physical Assessment 2
N671L ONL Advanced Physical Assessment Lab 1
N674 ONL Health Protection, Promotion & Screening 3
Total units 6.0
Semester IV  
N602 ONL Analysis of Health Policy Issues 3
N677 ONL Advanced Pharmacology 3
N678L ONL Clinical Practicum (90 hours) 2
Total units 8.0
Semester V  
N675 ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions 3
N675L ONL Care of Acute & Episodic Conditions Lab 1
N679L ONL Clinical Practicum (270 hours) 6
Total units 10.0
Semester VI  
N676 ONL Care of Chronic & Complex Conditions 3
N680L ONL Internship (270 hrs) 6
Total units 9.0
Semester VII  
N606 ONL Synthesis Project 3
N673 ONL Professional Advocacy for Entry to Adv Pract Role 1
Total units 4.0

 

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