The Catholic University of America

  Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program option prepares advanced practice nurses as primary care providers to work in a variety of clinical settings including private practices, clinics, community health centers, hospitals and businesses, managed care organizations and governmental agencies. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to offer comprehensive, age-appropriate and age-specific quality health care that addresses the multiple needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.

The curriculum includes more than 700 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of clinical settings.

This program meets the nurse practitioner curriculum guidelines of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Advanced Nursing Practice and Program Standards for Nurse Practitioner Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Criteria. Graduates are eligible for national certification through the ANCC. After successful completion of their certifying examination, graduates are eligible for licensure as a FNP.

Core MSN Curriculum

Required Second Tier courses for the FNP program

NURS 735 Women's Health 1
NURS 780 PNP Seminar/Practicum I  3
NURS 733 The Well Child 2
NURS 781 Primary Care of Adolescent 1
NURS 782 Primary Care of Adults I 3
NURS 783  Primary Care of Adults II 3
NURS 784 Nurse Practitioner Practicum I  2
NURS 785 Nurse Practitioner Practicum II  2
NURS 786 Nurse Practitioner Practicum III  2