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For over 70 years, D'Youville has been preparing students to be leaders in the nursing profession.
A family nurse practitioner meets the healthcare needs of the family by providing primary and specialty care for patients of all ages.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the program can be completed in two-years of full-time study. Upon graduation, you are eligible to take the examination for board certification.
If you’re interested in becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP), D’Youville’s nursing program is an ideal place to start. Established in 1942, the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has an excellent reputation as one of the best in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
Our Family Nurse Practitioner MS degree is offered online and on campus.
As a student in D'Youville's master of science FNP program, you will:
We recommend that applicants to D'Youville's family nurse practitioner (MS) hold at least one year of practice as a registered nurse.
Canadian RN students must submit two licensure items:
Applicants to D'Youville's family nurse practitioner (MS) must complete the following undergraduate course prerequisites:
Canadian students must submit a 'course-by-course' evaluation (or equivalent) of all Canadian college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES).
Use the Online Course Equivalency database to see whether the courses you've taken at other institutions can be counted towards a degree at D'Youville.
Students may transfer up to nine graduate credits with grades of B or better into their program at the discretion of the program director. Credits must be earned from an accredited institution in courses required by the program being pursued.
Find detailed course information for the Master's of Science Family Nurse Practitioner, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.
|NUR-631||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NUR-631L||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
|NUR-634||Health Promotion-Children & Families||3|
|NUR-637||Health Promotion Adults Aging Population||3|
|NUR-638||FNP Practicum in Pediatrics In Pediatrics||3|
|NUR-639||FNP Practicum-Women Health Care||3|
|NUR-640||Clinical Practicum in Adult Health I||1|
|NUR-641||Clinical Practicum in Adult Health II||4|
|NUR-600||Theory Development in Nursing Research||3|
|NUR-601||Research Methods in Nursing||3|
|NUR-633||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology||3|
|NUR-610||Project Seminar Design & Proposal||3|
|NUR-629||Project Advisement: Implement and Evaluation||1|
|NUR-654||Continuing FNP Clinical Practicum Pediatrics||1|
|NUR-655||Continuing Practicum FNP Women's Health Practicum, Women's Health||1|
|NUR-657||Continuing FNP Clinical Practicum Adult Adult||1|
Students who receive grades below B in courses other than those listed above are subject to the overall policies of the graduate school. Students on probation can take other preparation or supportive courses while on probation.
D'Youville's two-year MS (Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner) program prepares graduates for the licensure examination.
Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary and specialty care. They assess, diagnose, plan and institute management of health care services for individuals and families in need of care.
With an advanced degree in nursing, more nurses are involved in research, consulting and private practice.
Employment of Family Nurse Practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information about the job prospects for Family Nurse Practitioners, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that nursing profession will increase 19% per year until at least 2022. Denise Dunford, DNS, FNP-BC, APRN, an associate professor at D’Youville, explains why D’Youville’s graduate programs prepare students to meet demands and take leadership roles in healthcare.
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