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M.S., Family Nurse Practitioner

Family nurse practitioners are in high demand. We educate professional nurses to use existent and emerging research and scholarly knowledge to provide expert therapeutic services to clients to expand patient education and to improve primary care nursing practice within a caring-healing framework.  

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program includes a 42-credit hour curriculum and 600 clinical hours over three semesters. Students usually complete the program in 2½ years of full-time study or 3½ to 5½ years of part-time study. Clinical course placements are available throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Program of Courses

Common Core Courses

These courses provide the theoretical framework and knowledge base for the advanced practice nurse within a holistic philosophy and perspective. The focus of these courses is to examine the health care delivery system, theoretical foundations for practice, research design and methodology, and advanced role development.

  • NUR 680 - Healthcare Delivery Systems and Innovation 2 cr.
  • NUR 685 - Constructs of Healing and Integrative Health 2 cr.
  • NUR 684 - Research Methods in Practice-based and Theory-informed evidence 2 cr.
  • NUR 681 - Theoretical Underpinnings of Advanced Practice 2 cr.
  • NUR 682 - Ethical Decision Making in Health Care 2 cr.
  • NUR 683 - Transformational Leadership 2 cr.

Advanced Practice Core Courses

  • NUR 748 - Advanced Pathophysiology 3 cr.
  • NUR 749 - Advanced Pharmacology 3 cr.
  • NUR 751 - Advanced Health Assessment 3 cr.
  • NUR 756 - Advanced Health Assessment Lab for APNs 1 cr.

Specialty and Clinical Core Courses

  • NUR 771 - Clinical Practicum I: Family Nurse Practitioner (+ 200 clinical hours) 6 cr.
  • NUR 772 - Clinical Practicum II: Family Nurse Practitioner  (+ 200 clinical hours) 6 cr.
  • NUR 773 - Clinical Practicum III: Family Nurse Practitioner  (+ 200 clinical hours) 6cr.
  • NUR 758 - Genetics and Genomics Essentials 1 cr.
  • NUR 759 - End of Life and Palliative Care Management 1 cr.