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Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

This track builds upon the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track and prepares students to provide direct care and to take leadership in the primary care of families. Primary care sites include outpatient clinics, work sites, college health services, emergency rooms, home health and other community-based settings. Upon graduation, students will become eligible to take the Family Primary Care National Certification Exam and seek state certification and employment as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority. New graduates will become a valuable primary care provider and interdisciplinary team member as well as help meet the unique needs of families.

This track requires a total of 692 clinical hours. The clinical experiences are in NUR 665, NUR 667, NUR 668, NUR 669.

For post master’s certificate students who are already adult nurse practitioners, the clinical requirements are 308 hours.

Core Courses
NUR NUR 604 Research for Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 605 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 607 Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care
NUR 608 Advanced Nursing Practice for Population-Based Care

Advanced Core Courses
NUR 615 Family Health Nursing
NUR 616 Assessment of the Adult in Health and Illness
NUR 617 Pharmacology
NUR 618 Pathophysiology

Family Nurse Practitioner Track Courses
NUR 660 Adult Gerontology Primary Care I 
NUR 661 Adult Gerontology Primary Care II
NUR 663 Primary Care of Women
NUR 664 Primary Care of Children 
NUR 665 Field Study: Adult Gerontology Primary Care I (256 hrs.)
NUR 667 Field Study: Adult Gerontology Primary Care II for the FNP Student (128 hrs.)
NUR 668 Field Study: Primary Care of Women (128 hrs.)
NUR 669 FNP Field Study II (180 hrs.)

Course Credits 
Primary Care of Families - Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Course Number Credits Track
NUR 604 3 Credits Core
NUR 605 3 Credits Core
NUR 607 3 Credits Core
NUR 608 3 Credits Core
NUR 615 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 616 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 617 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 618 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 660 3 Credits FNP Track
NUR 661 3 Credits FNP Track
NUR 663 2 Credits FNP Track
NUR 664 2 Credits FNP Track
NUR 665 4 Credits FNP Track
NUR 667 2 Credits FNP Track
NUR 668 2 Credits FNP Track
NUR 669 3 Credits FNP Track

Total 45 Credits

For a complete list of MSN Course Descriptions, please go to the Online Graduate Catalog.


For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the MSN Graduate Admission Counselor, Michelle Conaboy at msnadmiss@lasalle.edu.

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the MSN office at msnapn@lasalle.edu.

Patricia M. Dillon

Patricia M. Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.
Director

Graduate Nursing, and RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1322
Fax: 215.951.1896
E-mail: dillonp@lasalle.edu


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