Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a registered professional nurse with advanced
education and clinical training to provide health care to individuals across the
lifespan and their families. The FNP is an expert health care provider who practices
under the rules and regulations of the State's Nurse Practice Act.
The FNP focus prepares the graduate for the expanded role in assessment and treatment
of individuals across the lifespan. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary, culturally
sensitive, community based approach that focuses on patient care outcomes.
The FNP advanced generalist curriculum provides the opportunity for a student to
acquire current advanced knowledge and skills that are refined through extensive
course work involving both class instruction and clinical practicum.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to offer comprehensive,
age-appropriate, age-specific quality primary health care that addresses the multiple
needs of individuals across the lifespan.
Above courses required for a total of 50 semester
hours. In the post-MSN option, each applicant is evaluated individually.
*660 hours apply to certification requirements.
Graduates are eligible for national certification and recognition by the Board of
Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas as an Advanced Practice Nurse.