MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

Major: Nurse Practitioner, Family/Individual Across the Lifespan
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 56.0 quarter credits; 720 clinical hours

Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional (CIP) code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29-1171

About the Program

The Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online program focuses on the application of advanced-practice nursing knowledge—including physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills—to manage common health and illness problems of clients of all ages and their families. It emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention. Family nurse practitioners primarily practice in ambulatory-care settings, such as primary care clinics, physician offices, HMOs, outpatient clinics, schools, nursing centers, emergency departments, long-term care facilities, industry, the armed services, public health departments, correctional institutions, and home health agencies. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the ANCC’s Family Nurse Practitioner Examination and/or the AANP’s Family Nurse Practitioner Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 56.0 quarter credits; 720 clinical hours

MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Core Courses
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 556Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Clinical Courses
NURS 534FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family5.0
NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
NURS 536FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I5.0
NURS 537FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II5.0
NURS 538FNP V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice Across the Lifespan4.0
Elective3.0
Total Credits56.0

Sample Plan of Study

SummerCredits
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
Term 2 
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Term 3 
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
Term 4 
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
Elective3.0
Term 5 
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Term 6 
NURS 556Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners3.0
Term 7 
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Term 8 
NURS 534FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family5.0
Term 9 
NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
Term 10 
NURS 536FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I5.0
Term 11 
NURS 537FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II5.0
Term 12 
NURS 538FNP V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice Across the Lifespan4.0
 Term Credits56.0
Total Credit: 56.0
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