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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER 


Recommended Curriculum Plan

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares students for advanced practice roles in nursing. The goal of the FNP program is to educate advanced practice nurses who can demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues across the lifespan. The MSN graduate will advance nursing knowledge through inquiry, research utilization, and generation of educational, administrative, or clinical strategies to facilitate changes in professional nursing practice. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctoral level.

 

Family Nurse Practitioner ARNP Full-time Curriculum

Fall 1
NUR 501
Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total 9
Spring 1
NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research I 3
NUR 503
Adult Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Summer 1
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare 3
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
Total 9
Fall 2
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 516 Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
3
​NUR 520 ​Nursing Theory and Research II ​3
Total 9
Spring 2
NUR 514 Nursing Leadership & Advanced Roles 3
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to fulfill required 660 for FNP degree)
4
Total 7
Total Program hours 40
If needed:
NUR 560 Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous Enrollment 1

 

Family Nurse Practitioner ARNP Part-time Curriculum

Fall 1
NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Spring 1
NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research I 3
NUR 514
Nursing Leadership & Advanced Roles
3
Summer 1
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare 3
Fall 2
NUR 501
Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 520 Nursing Theory and Research II 3
Spring 2
NUR 503
Adult Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Summer 2
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
Fall 3
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Spring 3
NUR 516 Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare 3
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to fulfill required 660 for FNP degree)
4
Total Program hours 40
If needed:
NUR 560 Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous Enrollment 1

 

Family Nurse Practitioner ARNP Post-Master's Certificate

Fall 1
NUR 501
*Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 502 *Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 504 *Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total 9
Spring 1
NUR 503
Adult Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 3
Summer 1
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
​NUR 512 ​Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare ​3
Total 9
Fall 2
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 3
Spring 2
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to total 630)
4
Total Post-master's hours 28
*Student's may transfer in credits for the CCNE core


 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 
SELECTION PROCESS
Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if required, work experience (if applicable), recommendations, and personal interview.


BACKGROUND CHECKS
Background checks are required on all students that participate in clinical practice. A clear background check must be provided to the School of Nursing before graduate students may enroll in their first clinical course. Information on the background check may need to be release to agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program
 
PROGRAM COMPLETION
Students must successfully complete all course work no later than five (5) years after the completion of the first graduate-level course.
 
ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MSN candidates must maintain an academic grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (B) during their enrollment in the program. In order to graduate, students must have at least a 3.0 (B) GPA.
 
ACADEMIC STANDING
MSN students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 (B). Those who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) within two semesters of being placed on academic probation will be dismissed from the program. A student who receives one 'C+' will be placed on academic probation but may progress with coursework. A subsequent grade of a 'C+' or lower will dismiss them from the program regardless of GPA. A course in which students receive a grade of 'C' must be successfully repeated before they can continue in higher level coursework. A student who receives an 'F' will be dismissed from the program. Students dismissed from the MSN program may appeal the action to the School of Nursing Admissions Committee
 
For more information contact:

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF NURSING
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394

E-mail: bcopela1@ju.edu