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Master of Science Program in Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Highlights

  • Full-time study only
  • Internal transfers are not allowed
  • Direct contact with expert faculty in the field of family advanced practice nursing
  • Prepares the student to manage direct care for patients across the lifespan
  • Small student-faculty ratio
  • Individualized student advisement

Program Aims

  • Educate advanced practice nurses who will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions which promote the highest possible quality of life for children, adolescent, adult, and older adult patients, their families, and communities
  • Develop evidence-based knowledge which advances primary care practice for patients throughout the life span
  • Prepare graduates to act as change agents in health care settings to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes
  • Provide direction for the development of innovative primary care programs that address the health care needs of diverse populations, especially those in medically underserved urban and rural communities

Program Requirements:
54 credits, 885 clinical hours

Nursing Core ( 9 credits)
NURSE-GN 2005     Intro Statistics for the Health Professions (3) Fall, Spring, Summer
NURSE-GN 2303     Research in Nursing (3) Fall, Spring, Summer
NURSE-GN 2041     Nursing Issues and Trends Within the Health Care Delivery (3) Fall, Spring
Advanced Practice Core (15 credits)
NURSE-GN 2020     Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan I (3) Fall
NURSE-GN 2022     Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan II (3) Spring
NURSE-GN 2012     Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3) Fall, Spring
NURSE-GN 2021     Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan (3) Fall, Spring
NURSE-GN 2013     Contemporary Clinical Practice: Advanced Practice Roles (3) Spring, Summer
Population Component - FNP (30 credits)
NURSE-GN 2X01     Family Theory Across the Lifespan (3) Summer
NURSE-GN 2XX4     Nursing Strategies: Health Promotion for Infants, Children & Adolescents (3) Spring
NURSE-GN 2XX2     Nursing Strategies: Health Promotion across the Adult Lifespan (3) Fall
NURSE-GN 2036     Nursing Strategies: Health Promotion Across the Adult Life Span (3) Fall
NURSE-GN 2XX6     Introduction to Primary Care (3) Spring
NURSE-GN 2XX8     Primary Care of Families: Child & Adolescent Health (3) Summer
NURSE-GN 2XX7     Primary Care of Families: Women’s Health (3) Summer
NURSE-GN 2XX9     Primary Care of Families: Adult & Geriatric Health (3) Fall
NURSE-GN 2X10     Primary Care of Families: Adult & Geriatric Health Practicum (3) Fall
NURSE-GN 2X11     Primary Care of Families Across the Lifespan (3) Spring
NURSE-GN 2X12     Primary Care of Families Across the Lifespan Practicum (3) Spring
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
; Affiliated Investigator, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Primary care across the lifespan, Care of vulnerable populations and reduction of healthcare disparities, LGBT health

Assistant Professor, Affiliated Investigator, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research,
Practicum Opportunities 
  • All clinical placements are arranged by faculty
  • Outstanding clinical placement opportunities are available throughout the tri-state area
  • Premier teaching hospital centers (e.g., Mt. Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Montefiore Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Health System (NYPHS), North Shore - LIJ Health System).
  • Select community-based private practice clinical sites supportive of the Family Nurse Practitioner role
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