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 Practice *3
NU 702Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics *3
NU 704Advanced Health Assessment *3
NU 706Advanced Pathophysiology *3
NU 708Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health *3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice *3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges *3
NU 802
NL 802C
Family Health I -- Adult-Gero Health
and Clinical: Family Health I
6
NU 806
NL 806C
Family Health III -- Integrating Primary Care
and Clinical: Family Health III
6
NU 815
NL 815C
Family Health II – Family Centered Care of Women, Infants & Children
and Clinical: Family Health II
6
NU 821Strategy & Analysis of Organizational Process *3
NU 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology *3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone *3
Total Hours48