Post-Nursing Masters Primary Care FNP (GC)

Program Requirements

Common Core

Advanced practice assessment tools and procedures encountered by a Family Nurse Practitioner are explored and practiced during seminars, including basic laboratory, electrocardiogram, and radiology interpretation, splinting, and dermatologic procedures.

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Advanced practice nursing actions to facilitate health of individuals, families and society. Intervention models and modalities used in nursing practice are critically evaluated. The science of health and illness experiences and evidence guiding nursing actions are appraised.

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This course examines family nursing models and middle-range theories useful for family nursing practice. Theoretical constructs and processes of family health and illness experiences are explored. Family as context and family as a unit of care are analyzed. Innovative and evidence-based family nursing interventions and models of care to influence family health are constructed, applied, and evaluated.

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Part I: Focuses on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for adults and older adults. Emphasizes development of diagnostic, prescriptive, and management skills related to selected health problems to facilitate clinical decision making and delivery of advanced practice nursing.

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Theoretical concepts, assessments, and intervention strategies related to health among culturally diverse children and adolescents are critiqued. Health promotion/protection and nursing management of acute and selected chronic health problems of the child and adolescent are addressed.

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Management of reproductive health care needs is addressed. Health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems are examined. The role of the health care delivery system and issues related to reproductive ethics, health policy, and research are critiqued.

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Part II: Focuses on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for adults and older adults. Emphasizes development of diagnostic, prescriptive, and management skills related to selected health problems to facilitate clinical decision making and delivery of advanced practice nursing.

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This course focuses on wellness care and management of acute and chronic problems of childhood and adolescence. During this course, the student contracts with a pediatric primary care provider who serves as a preceptor for the clinical experience.

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This course introduces students to the FNP clinical role, focusing on adults and older adults, through 250 hours of precepted clinical practice in a primary care setting with a certified nurse practitioner (family or adult) or physician (family/internal medicine).

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FNP students apply knowledge gained throughout the FNP program and course seminars, providing care for clients across the lifespan, through 250 hours of precepted clinical practice with a certified family practice nurse practitioner or family practice physician.

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Students contract with a certified family or specialty advanced practice nurse or family/specialty physican as mentor/preceptor during the clinical experience with wellness care and management of reproductive health problems. Required clinical course for the family nurse practitioner role.

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Other Graduation Requirements

Students completing the Post-Nursing Masters FNP graduate certificate program are expected to have completed the following graduate courses in their original nursing master's program, the equivalent prior to admission, or during their course of study at MNSU. Depending on master's transcript and course review, courses that may need to be taken are listed below.

This course offers theoretical and simulated clinical practice to develop advanced skills in health and physical assessment throughout the life span. Students complete a client data base and identify nursing problems necessary in making clinical judgments and planning and caring for the health care needs of individual clients.

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Course content begins with legal and ethical considerations for nurse prescribers, proceeds with presentation and analysis of core decision-making processes and advanced practices nurses use to select drugs, and finally explores clinical case management concepts involved in monitoring persons as they use prescribed drugs.

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This course provides a foundation in advanced physiology and pathophysiology at the cellular, organic and sytemic level. This foundation serves as a basis for clinical assessment and management by advanced practice nurses. Key concepts and integration of function among systems will be emphasized. The impact of psychosocial variables on physiologic function will be explored.

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This course is an analysis of the complex ethical and legal issues within clinical nursing practice. Emphasis is on inquiry into ethical ways of knowing and practicing in nursing. Ethical issues related to population health and health disparities are examined.

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The role of research and its application, utilization and integration in nursing practice is examined. Research approaches, designs and methods are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on development of analytic skills for reading and applying research in advanced practice roles.

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Analysis of issues and best practices related to developing healthy lifestyles and behaviors in individuals, families, and communities. Selected health promotion middle-range theories and models for population health advocacy are examined.

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Individualized student paper based on an extensive review of literature in an area of nursing practice. The paper focuses on a significant clinical issue in advanced practice nursing, provides a summary of the literature, and recommends current best practice(s).

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