Prospective Graduate Students
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is a 39 credit hour curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses to deliver health care to clients of all ages. The Baylor LHSON FNP program is designed for current and future missionary nurses and others interested in providing care for underserved populations from a variety of cultural backgrounds in diverse local and global settings. The program has an emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and advanced skills. Students have the option of completing part of their required clinical hours at an international site with missionary nurse practitioners, doctors, and faculty supervision.
The FULL-TIME student has the option to apply for the 8-week capstone mission trip as part of the Family Nurse Practitioner Residency course. Information on the annual Capstone project is available here. (need to standardize the language--e.g. project--perhaps instead part of course/option global mission or domestic etc.)
The program of study conforms to educational guidelines from the Texas Board of Nursing and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
There are four program study options:
The traditional Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner consists of a 39-semester hour curriculum.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner consists of XX-semester hour curriculum.
The Post-master’s Nurse Practitioner Study Option allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree (master’s or doctorate) to prepare for the nurse practitioner role. Students must have a graduate nursing degree. The curriculum averages 30-hours in length with the option of receiving a second master’s degree.
The Advanced Placement for Certificate Nurse Practitioners Option also averages 34-hours in length and is designed for certificate-educated nurse practitioners to acquire a graduate nursing degree. Students must have successfully completed a certificate nurse practitioner program and hold current certification as a nurse practitioner.
FNP Curriculum Plans
FNP Course Descriptions