FNP Course Descriptions
The Family Nurse Practitioner tracks prepare the graduate nurse for Advanced Practice certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the certification exams of the ANCC or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Graduates will be prepared to deliver primary care in a variety of settings to individuals of all ages.

NUR 5211: Servant Leadership and Advanced Practice Nursing

Application of the biblical concepts of stewardship, servant leadership and clinical ethics to the delivery of advanced practice nursing to culturally diverse clients (individuals, families, organizations and global society)
Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5212: Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

Analysis and synthesis of the multidimensional role and responsibilities of advanced practice nursing.
Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5313 Health Care Systems, Policy, and Management

Analysis of the structure, function, and management of the American health care delivery system within the context of a Judeo-Christian worldview.
Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5350: Advanced Human Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioner

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology and psychopathology for advanced nursing practice.
Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5351: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners

Use of pharmachotherapeutics for primary health care across the life span. Drugs used to treat and manage common illnesses and conditions are the focus of the course. Content includes indication, selection, adverse effects, and alternatives to drug therapy. Clinical decision-making and review of laws governing prescriptive authority for Nurse Practitioners are also emphasized.
Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5414: Scientific Inquiry for Advanced Nursing Practice

Explores the application of knowledge development and methods of inquiry to advanced nursing practice. The course focuses on scientific and evaluative strategies including concept/theory development, research methodology, evaluation of disease and health (epidemiology) and evidence-based healthcare.
Credit Hours: Four (4) semester hours

NUR 5452: Advanced Health Assessment/Promotion/Disease Prevention

Expansion of prerequisite knowledge of health and physical assessment. Comprehensive physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural assessments across the life span are studied. Health promotion and disease prevention during life transitions are incorporated into the assessment process. Advanced health assessment and disease prevention concepts and techniques are practiced. Beginning technical skills used in clinical diagnostic procedures are included.
Credit Hours: Four (4) semester hours

NUR 5355: Family Health Management I

Prerequisite: NUR 5350, NUR 5351, NUR 5352 and current physical assessment skills

Beginning diagnosis of common acute and chronic illnesses seen by the family nurse practitioner. An interdependent systematic approach to the treatment options across the lifespan will be studied for selected body systems.
Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5258: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

****This is now a new course number secondary to reduced clinical hours****

Prerequisite: NUR 5350, NUR 5351, NUR 5352 and current physical assessment skills

Beginning diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses seen by the family nurse practitioner for selected body systems.

Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5356: Family Health Management II

Prerequisite: NUR 5255, NUR 5258

Continuing diagnosis of common acute and chronic illnesses seen by the family nurse practitioner. A systematic approach to the treatment options across the lifespan will be studied for all body systems.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5259: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

***This course has a new number due to increased clinical hours. LS Prerequisite: NUR 5355 and NUR 5258

Continuing diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses seen by the family nurse practitioner. A systematic approach to the treatment options across the lifespan will be studied for all body systems. Students are given the opportunity to progress toward increasing independence in clinical practice.

Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5657: Family Nurse Practitioner Residency

Prerequisite: NUR 3256 and NUR 5259

This residency is the capstone course of the Family Nurse Practitioner program requiring independent clinical management of acute and chronic illnesses across the life span. Synthesis of practice management skills pertaining to economics, reimbursement for services, and time management will be emphasized. Implementation of transcultural nursing concepts will be emphasized. An eight-week international placement is optional.

Credit Hours: Six (6) semester hours

NUR 5V49: Health Care and Missions

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Analysis of methods used to start and maintain health care clinics in a transcultural setting.

Credit Hours: Two-Three (2-3) semester hours

Thesis Option:

Adds six (6) semester hours to total hours.

Credit Hours: Six (6) semester hours


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