Family Nurse Practitioner
Be at the crest of the wave of delivering primary health care in collaboration with physicians or independently as our country moves toward health care access to all.

Career Opportunities
  • Primary care for episodic and chronic illnesses
  • Collaborative practice with physicians
  • Direct health clinics in schools and industry

Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track
The FNP Program requires 40 credits of course work and 585 clinical hours over 3 semesters. Students usually complete the program in 2 ½ years of full-time study or 3 ½ to 5 ½ years of part-time study. Clinical course placements are available throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Students wishing clarification of requirements should consult the Admissions Office.

Curriculum changes deemed necessary by the faculty may occur as a result of regular program review and revision.


Program of Courses

Common Core Courses (Credits)
   NUR 632   Design and Methodology for Nursing Research 3 cr.
   NUR 636   Perspectives of Health Care Management 3 cr.
   NUR 638   Advanced Role Development for Transformative Nursing  3 cr.
   NUR 639   Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 cr.

Specialty and Clinical Core Courses (Credits)
   NUR 741/742   Advanced Pathophysiology and Psychoneuroimmunology I/II 5 cr.
   NUR 743/744   Advanced Pharmacology I/II 4 cr.
   NUR 747   Advanced Health Assessment and Pattern Appraisal 4 cr.
   NUR 731   Clinical Practicum I 5 cr.
   NUR 732   Clinical Practicum II 5 cr.
   NUR 733   Clinical Practicum III 5 cr.


Residency Requirements

Once admitted to the Master’s Program, students must complete all course work at The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing. There are no exceptions.

Students must have achieved a 3.0 GPA at the completion of NUR 747 in order to progress to the clinical course sequence.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is available only at the time of admission and for core courses only. The maximum number of 6 credits may be transferred if equivalent to a core course. A grade of B or better must have been achieved in order to receive credit.