*curriculum currently under revision
Robbie McCauley, Assistant Professor and Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Health & Life Sciences Building, (540) 545-7267, [email protected]
The FNP Program is designed to provide the nurse with the necessary knowledge, skills, values and experiences to assume the role of a primary health care provider in a variety of clinical settings. Didactic and clinical course content focuses on assessment and management of health promotion and health maintenance strategies, risk reduction, common acute and chronic alterations in health status for individuals and families across the lifespan and role development. Clinical experiences are provided in a wide variety of ambulatory and community rural and medically underserved health care settings appropriate for the Family Nurse Practitioner student. There are approximately 700 clinical hours in the program. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification exam given by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
In addition to the 22 credits of required MSN core courses, the Family Nurse Practitioner requires 26 credit hours of specialty courses: