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Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P. (BSN to DNP)

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The University of Mary Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program:

  • Prepares graduates to assume positions of leadership and influence in primary care.
  • Assists graduates to engage in the art and science of their profession, influence the function of individuals and organizations, generate ideas, promote change, disseminate knowledge, and clarify and defend personal and social values.
  • Emphasizes knowledge and skills essential for the practice of primary care within a complex healthcare delivery system.
  • Prepares graduates as servant leaders.

The University of Mary FNP Program is designed using an on-site/online model. The on-site component consists of face-to-face time for several days at the start of select semesters and also during the final week of the last semester prior to graduation. This on-site time together is referred to as “Institute”. The remaining classroom instruction occurs on-line. Faculty and students collaborate on student placement for clinical experiences. Often, these experiences may be completed in or near a student’s home community.

Successful completion of this program of study prepares the graduate to apply for their choice of family nurse practitioner national certification through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrates competence in health promotion, disease prevention and illness management of individuals, families and communities.
  • Utilizes servant leadership principles and expanded knowledge in health policy, advocacy, and healthcare quality to promote change in the delivery of care along the healthcare continuum
  • Applies Benedictine values to foster a collaborative nurse practitioner-patient relationship that fosters respect, protection, and enhancement of spiritual integrity, human dignity, as well as cultural diversity to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Acts as a leader in knowledge translation and application of evidence based practice from nursing and related fields through critical evaluation, synthesis, and integration of health information data and research findings.
  • Influences, negotiates, and manages change among an inter-professional team for purposes of advancing healthcare quality among patients, populations, and systems.
  • Practices reflectivity as an advanced practice nurse who is aware of and responsive to environmental contexts that shape healthcare decision making.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

Core Courses

Elective: Choose One

Total: 86 Semester Credits

Program length: 2.67 academic years / 8 semesters / 128 weeks

Experiential Hours: 1180

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