MSN FNP Program Curriculum

MSN FNP Program Curriculum

The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education provides a framework for preparing individuals as members of the discipline of nursing, reflecting expectations across the trajectory of nursing education and applied experience (AACN, 2021). Because professional nursing practice in all settings requires consideration of the individual, family, community, and population as clients, these outcomes are essential to master’s nursing education offered by Nightingale College.

  • Essential I: Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities
  • Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Essential III: Quality Improvement and Safety
  • Essential IV: Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice
  • Essential V: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
  • Essential VI: Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Essential VII: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
  • Essential VIII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
  • Essential IX: Master’s-Level Nursing Practice

The MSN FNP Program consists of thirty (30) graduate-division nursing courses delivered over six (6) academic semesters and ninety-six (96) academic weeks, for a total fifty-five (55) semester credits. There are five hundred and forty-seven point five (547.5) didactic, twenty-two point five (22.5) applied field experience, and eight hundred and ten (810) integrative practicum contact hours total.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

Course Number
Course Title
Delivery Modality
Semester Credits
Contact Hours
Theory
Applied Field Experience
Practicum
Total
Semester 1
MSN 580Role of the Advanced Practice NurseOnline34545
MSN 582Advanced Pharmacology Across the LifespanOnline46060
MSN 584Advanced Pathophysiology Across the LifespanOnline46060
Total1116500165
Semester 2
MSN 586Health Promotion/Disease PreventionOnline23030
MSN 588Advanced Assessment Across the LifespanOnline452.522.575
MSN 590Health Policy, Legislation, Economics, and EthicsOnline34545
Total9127.522.50150
Semester 3
MSN 592Evidence-Based PracticeOnline34545
MSN 594Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings IOnline34545
MSN 610*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 1Online14545
MSN 611*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 2Online14545
MSN 612*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 3Online14545
MSN 613*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 4Online14545
Total10900180270
Semester 4
MSN 598Health Informatics for the Advanced Practice NurseOnline34545
MSN 600Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings IIOnline34545
MSN 614*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 5Online14545
MSN 615*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 6Online14545
MSN 616*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 7Online14545
MSN 617*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 8Online14545
Total10900180270
Semester 5
MSN 604Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings IIIOnline34545
MSN 618*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 9Online14545
MSN 619*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 10Online14545
MSN 621*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 11Online14545
MSN 622*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 12Online14545
Total7450180225
Semester 6
MSN 608Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings IVOnline23030
MSN 623*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 13Online14545
MSN 624*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 14Online14545
MSN 625*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 15Online14545
MSN 626*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 16Online14545
MSN 627*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 17Online14545
MSN 628*Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 18Online14545
Total8300270300
FNP Program Total55547.522.58101380
*The practicum courses are designed in one (1) credit hour increments and can be added as a single credit hour to a semester of didactic theory (beginning in Semester 3) or “chunked” in bigger blocks of time to facilitate a variety of clinical opportunities and individual learning needs.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Table

Total Credits Attempted

Financial Aid Warning or Probation if CGPA is belowFinancial Aid Warning or Probation if course completion rate is below

1-8

3.0

67%

9-16

3.0

67%

17-24

3.0

67%

25-32

3.0

67%

33-40

3.0

67%

41-49

3.0

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50-58

3.0

67%

MSN FNP Course Descriptions

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) Core Course Descriptions

MSN 580: Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: This course explores the foundations of leadership and system innovation and develops the necessary skills to lead change and to create evidence for on where change is most needed, how innovation can be developed and implemented, and how to systematically assess the impact of change on all aspects of the health system. This course examines the philosophical foundations of advanced nursing practice by analyzing interrelationships among theory, philosophy, practice, and research. Different Various advanced practice nursing roles and critical elements involved in managing advanced practice nursing environments are analyzed. Course content is designed to facilitate the learner’s APN role assimilation

MSN 582: Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 semester credits
Contact Hours: 60 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise in the principles of pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan. Legal, legislative, and safe prescribing principles, along with consideration for special populations, and medication prescribing/management will be covered. This course provides the learner an opportunity to integrate previous knowledge and experience, develop self-confidence, and build expertise to maintain efficacious outcomes while providing safety with prescribing practices.

MSN 584 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 semester credits
Contact Hours: 60 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge, understanding and expertise in the principles of advanced pathophysiology. Through readings, lecture, case studies, and exams the learner will develop enhanced knowledge of the pathophysiology of the disease processes across the lifespan. Understanding the pathophysiologic process will facilitate the graduate learner’s progression to understanding the signs and symptoms of the disease process and allow for appropriate diagnosing and treatment.

MSN 586 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 2 semester credits
Contact Hours: 30 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: This course is a study of program planning processes for health promotion, disease prevention, screening, and anticipatory guidance to all populations, including special populations, across the lifespan. Graduate learners will explore methods of population-focused health assessment in the community and a in individuals and families.

MSN 588 Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 semester credits
Contact Hours: 75 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Requisites: MSN 586
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise in advanced physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural assessment and enhance diagnostic knowledge required for maintaining health for patients across the lifespan. A holistic and comprehensive approach to the patient is emphasized with particular attention to identifying the health promotion and disease prevention needs as well as the management of common signs and symptoms that present to patients across the lifespan. This course also provides the learner an opportunity to learn various clinical and diagnostic skills performed by the advanced practice nurse. Learners will be required to complete three consecutive days of in-person applied field experience during week 15 of the course. The applied field experience will be held over three days near Nightingale College’s (College) Operations Support Center in Salt Lake City. The purpose of the applied field experience is to provide a review and competency check of previously obtained knowledge and skills and allow learners to participate in service-learning activities.

MSN 590 Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: Social, political, and economic factors influence policies that impact health outcomes in communities, nationally and globally. Nurse leaders need to understand the determinants of health as well as how legal and regulatory processes, healthcare finances, research, the role of professional organizations, and special interest groups/lobbyists impact health outcomes. This course provides a framework for understanding the organization of healthcare delivery and financing systems in the U.S. and other nations. It addresses how policies are made and the factors that influence policies at local, national, and global levels that impacting health/wellness and the nursing profession. The roles of values, ethical theories, stakeholder interests, research, and recent legislation related to health policy and health outcomes will be explored. The graduate learner will gain expertise in effecting change through active participation in influencing or developing policies that impact health.

MSN 592 Evidenced-Based Practice

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Description: This course explores the methodology and application of nursing research and its relevancey to advanced practice nursing, nursing education, nursing practice, and the learner’s specialty focus area. Emphasis is on research design, implementation, and application of research. The graduate learner will also explore evidence-based practice models, quality improvement models, and grading levels of evidence.

MSN 594 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings I

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592
Corequisites: None

Description: This course will provide the learner with the competencies, knowledge, and skills to assess, diagnose, manage, and treat common and uncomplicated acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on the evidence-based, effective, and safe management of patients via health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological interventions, and approaches. Practice guidelines, conceptual models, and theories will be applied to enhance the care plan and evaluate patient outcomes. Knowledge and competencies learned in this course will be validated in the clinical practicum courses.

MSN 600 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings II

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592, MSN 594
Corequisites: None

Description: This course will provide the learner with the competencies, knowledge, and skills to assess, diagnose, manage, and treat common and uncomplicated acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on the evidence-based, effective, and safe management of patients via health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological interventions, and approaches. Practice guidelines, conceptual models, and theories will be applied to enhance the care plan and evaluate patient outcomes. Knowledge and competencies learned in this course will be validated in the clinical practicum courses.

MSN 604 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings III

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592, MSN 594
Corequisites: None

Description: This course will provide the learner with the competencies, knowledge, and skills to assess, diagnose, manage, and treat common and uncomplicated acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on the evidence-based, effective, and safe management of patients via health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological interventions, and approaches. Practice guidelines, conceptual models, and theories will be applied to enhance the care plan and evaluate patient outcomes. Knowledge and competencies learned in this course will be validated in the clinical practicum courses.

MSN 608 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings IV

Delivery Modality: Distance (online didactic instruction)
Semester Credits: 2 semester credits
Contact Hours: 30 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592, MSN 594, MSN 604
Corequisites: None

Description: This course will provide the learner with the competencies, knowledge, and skills to assess, diagnose, manage, and treat common and uncomplicated acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on the evidence-based, effective, and safe management of patients via health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological interventions, and approaches. Practice guidelines, conceptual models, and theories will be applied to enhance the care plan and evaluate patient outcomes. Knowledge and competencies learned in this course will be validated in the clinical practicum courses.

MSN 610 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 1

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 611 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 2

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 612 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 3

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 613 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 4

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 614 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 5

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 615 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 6

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credits
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours s of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 616 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 7

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 617 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 8

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 618 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 9

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 621 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 12

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 622 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 13

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 623 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 14

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours

MSN 624 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 15

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 625 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 16

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 626 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 17

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN 627 Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 18

Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 semester credit
Contact Hours: 45 contact hours (online didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Requisites: MSN 594, MSN 600, MSN 604, MSN 608

Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and older adults in primary care settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours of practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

MSN FNP Program Outcomes

MSN FNP PROGRAM OUTCOMES

MSN FNP Program Outcomes are aligned with the Institutional Effectiveness Plan and measure the degree to which the Program achieves its stated mission. For current MSN FNP Program Outcomes benchmarks, see the MSN FNP Program Outcomes Benchmarks Catalog Insert.

PROGRAM-LEVEL LEARNER OUTCOMES

The MSN FNP Program, in alignment with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, has identified program outcomes, including program-level learner outcomes and competencies, alumni outcomes, and faculty outcomes to evaluate Nightingale College’s MSN FNP Program effectiveness. The learner outcomes include program completion and employment rates, achievement of Nightingale College’s graduate general education goals, achievement of expected learner outcomes, satisfaction with courses and instruction, and satisfaction with overall program effectiveness.

At Program completion, as measured by evaluation activities throughout the Program, the graduate will:

  1. Integrate evidence-based findings from research in humanities and science, while synthesizing the holistic nature of advanced practice nursing and diagnostic reasoning to build quality and safe patient care across diverse settings and enhance patient health and organizational outcomes.
  2. Engage in leadership, scholarship, and change agent activities that promote collaboration and communication among interdisciplinary team members and community stakeholders.
  3. Evaluate and utilize best evidence to improve quality, safely, and access in clinical practice,
  4. Integrate clinical guidelines, research, clinical judgement, and interdisciplinary perspectives using translational processes to improve practice, health, and organizational outcomes.
  5. Incorporate information technology when interacting and collaborating with patient, families, and interdisciplinary team members for improved health care delivery processes and outcomes.
  6. Implement knowledge of organizational policies and complex systems to influence delivery, cost, and quality of healthcare services.
  7. Facilitate the development of healthcare systems while addressing the complex issues concerning the care of individuals, populations, stakeholders.
  8. Integrate ethical principles while evaluating the impact between legal, social, political, economic, and ethical issues and their influence on the provision and management of patient care services.
  9. Provide patient-centered and evidenced-based care while functioning as an independent practitioner.
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