Family Nurse Practitioner
View the core, clinical core, and specialty courses that will prepare to be a critical care partner for those who need it most and set you up for success in taking your certification exam.
NRG 5000 // Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5002 // Health Care Delivery // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5005 // Evidence-Based Practice for the Advanced Nursing Role // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5910 // Leadership Roles in Healthcare Organizations // 2 Credit Hours
Clinical Core Courses
NRG 5101 // Advanced Health & Physical Assessment // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5102 // Advanced Pathophysiology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5103 // Advanced Pharmacology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5105 // Advanced Health & Physical Assessment Lab with APN Skills // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5704 // APN Management of Women’s Health. // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5704R // APN Management of Women’s Health Residency (120 hrs.) // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5705 // APN Management of Pediatric & Adolescent Health // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5705R // APN Management of Ped. & Adolescent Health Residency (120 hrs.) // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5709 // APN Management of Adult Health // 6 Credit Hours
NRG5709R // APN Management of Adult Health Residency (180 hrs.) // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5710 // APN Role Transition // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5720 // Intensive APN Residency (250 hrs.) // 4 Credit Hours
Ideal Candidates Are:
Created for Today's Healthcare Heroes
A good FNP is passionate about healthcare and helping others, has strong interpersonal skills, and is committed to ongoing learning and professional development.
Ability to listen actively, ask questions, and explain complex medical information in a way that patients and families can understand.
Ability to empathize and build strong relationships with their patients
Commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest research and best practices to provide the best possible care for their patients
Understands and respects diverse patient populations’ unique needs and values.
By the Numbers
Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Others.
Your Career as an FNP
Roles + Responsibilities
Family Nurse Practitioners have a broad scope of practice and can diagnose and treat various acute and chronic medical conditions, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and provide health education and counseling.
Some of the specific job roles and responsibilities of FNPs may include the following:
- Conducting patient assessments: FNPs perform physical examinations, review medical histories, and assess patients’ health status to develop diagnoses and treatment plans.
- Providing preventive care: FNPs help patients maintain their overall health and prevent illnesses through routine check-ups, immunizations, and health screenings.
- Diagnosing and treating medical conditions: FNPs diagnose and treat various acute and chronic medical conditions such as respiratory infections, diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
- Prescribing medications: FNPs are authorized to prescribe medications, including antibiotics, pain medications, and medications for chronic conditions.
- Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests: FNPs may order and interpret laboratory tests, imaging studies, and other diagnostic tests to assist with patient diagnoses.
- Providing patient education and counseling: FNPs educate patients and their families on disease prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, and self-care.
- Collaborating with other healthcare providers: FNPs work closely with other healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to provide comprehensive patient care.
Overall, FNPs play a critical role in providing primary healthcare to patients across the lifespan, and their responsibilities may vary depending on their specific job settings and patient populations.