Family Nurse Practitioner

This CCNE accredited graduate track leads to the Master of Science in Nursing degree or a Post-Master’s Certificate. It reflects Husson’s ongoing commitment to educate nurses for the challenges of the 21st century. Graduates are eligible to sit for the ANCC or AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. Programming is delivered via online modalities with on-campus orientation prior to clinical courses, making graduate nursing education accessible to everyone.

Track Outcomes

Upon completion, graduates will be expected to:

  • Provide primary health care to individuals of all ages and their families, within diverse practice settings.
  • Utilize community assessment in evaluating client needs and planning health care.
  • Synthesize relevant theories and specialized knowledge into their clinical practice.
  • Analyze and apply research literature used for improving health outcomes of individuals and their families.
  • Influence family nursing practice by exhibiting competence in clinical practice, teaching, counseling, consultation, research, leadership and collaboration.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary focus in the delivery of comprehensive family health care.
  • Contribute to the improvement of family health care by influencing health policy.
  • Practice with personal integrity and a willingness to search for ethical truths in a constantly changing environment.
  • Assume responsibility for continued professional growth and development.

Professional Courses

NU 700Theories and Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NU 702Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics3
NU 704Advanced Health Assessment3
NU 706Advanced Pathophysiology3
NU 708Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges3
NU 802Family Health I -- Adult-Gero Health (210 Internship Hours)6
NU 806Family Health III -- Integrating Primary Care (210 Internship Hours)6
NU 815Family Health II – Family Centered Care of Women, Infants, and Children (180 Internship Hours)6
NU 821Strategy & Analysis of Organizational Process3
NU 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone3
Total Hours48

Upon review of student's previous MSN program, credits required may be reduced, ranging from 24-48 total credits.