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    Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

    Nurse Practitioners have become the primary care providers for millions of Americans and are poised to meet the challenge of providing comprehensive, high quality, and cost effective care to many more millions of people in the changing healthcare market. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are uniquely skilled primary care providers who work collaboratively to meet the healthcare needs of diverse individuals and families across the lifespan, in a variety of practice settings. Graduates of Le Moyne’s FNP program are trained as competent and compassionate clinicians who will provide excellent community-based primary care to diverse, under-served, and vulnerable populations.


    The Le Moyne FNP program offers a full- and part-time program of study for bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurses (RNs) licensed in New York state. These programs include 35 credits didactic coursework and 9 credits of clinical coursework (totaling 810 hours). Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science in Nursing, FNP certification, and are eligible to sit for National Certification. A part-time, post-master’s FNP certificate is also available to eligible candidates who will receive an individualized program of study.

    Admission Criteria

     

    1. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher is required. Conditional acceptance will be offered to a candidate who presents with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.29    dependent upon interview and at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee.

    2. A completed application, including statement of purpose clearly identifying why the applicant wants to pursue the Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) role of the FNP, official transcripts of all colleges/universities attended, and three (3) letters of reference, one each from professional colleagues as follows: (1) an RN peer, (1) a nursing supervisor or faculty member, (1) a Nurse Practitioner or Physician.

    3. Prior to the start of NSG 671: FNP clinical I, the candidate must have completed one year or a full time equivalent of RN nursing practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing in an acute care setting.*

    4. A personal interview.

    5. Evidence of unencumbered, current licensure to practice as an RN in New York State.

    6. Current CPR certification and evidence of recent physical exam (within 12 months), up-to-date immunization status, and PPD status.

    7. Graduation from a state-approved baccalaureate program in nursing, or graduation from an associate degree or diploma program in nursing with a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in another field**, or graduation from an accredited master’s degree program in nursing for students enrolling in the FNP Post-Master’s advanced certificate program.

    8. A professional resume listing relevant educational and work experience.

    9. Completion of basic statistics course or equivalent and an undergraduate Health Assessment course.

    * Other RN nursing experience may be considered at the discretion of the director of the Advanced Practice Nursing Program.                                                                         
    ** Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS Prerequisite through the Center for Continuing Education

    Prerequisites- Epidemiology, Family Nursing (class or module)

    Please note, admission preference is granted for students who have secured clinical practice sites in Primary Care.


    Year I Fall  (11 credits)
     NSG 660  Advanced Pathophysiology 3 
     NSG 663  Advanced Pharmacology  3
     NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I 3
     NSG 667 Advanced Practice Nursing Role 2


    Year I Spring ( 12 credits)
     NSG 615 Advanced Research * 
     NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care
     NSG 671 FNP Clinical I (135 hours) 1.5
     NSG 672 FNP Clinical II (135 hours) 1.5
     NSG 666 Advanced Health Assessment II 


      Year II Fall (11 credits)
     NSG 637 Ethical Leadership
     NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  I 3
     NSG 673 FNP Clinical III (270 hour)  3
     NSG 616 Research Application   2

     

    Year II Spring (11 credits)
     Graduate Elective*  3
     NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II   3
     NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV (270 hrs)   3
     NSG 709 APN Capstone   1
     NSG 712 Scholarly Portfolio  1

    * The Graduate Elective may be taken at anytime in the POS

    Year I Fall (6 credits) 
     NSG 615 Advanced Research  3 
     NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3


    Year I Spring (6 credits) 
    NSG 660  Advanced Pathophysiology  3 
    NSG 663  Advanced Pharmacology 3

    Year II Fall (8 credits) 
     NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I
     NSG 667 Advanced Practice Nursing Role 2
     NSG 637 Ethical Leadership 3

    Year II Spring (9 credits) 
     NSG 671  FNP Clinical I (135 hours) 1.5 
     NSG 672 FNP Clinical II (135 hours) 1.5 
     NSG 666  Advanced Health Assessment II   3
     Graduate Elective*

        

    Year III Fall (8 credits) 
     NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  I   3
     NSG 673 FNP Clinical III (270 hours)   3
     NSG 616 Research Application   2

    Year III Spring (8 credits) 
     NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II  3
     NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV (270 hours)  3
     NSG 709 APN Capstone      1
     NSG 712 Scholarly Portfolio  1

    *The Graduate Elective may be taken at anytime in the POS

     



     
    Post-Master's Certificate

    A post-master's certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner is available for nurses who already hold a master's degree in nursing; however, it is an individualized program of study dependent on transcript review. 

    If you are an NP in another specialty area, the following is required for the FNP Post-Master's Certificate:

    Previously taken Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmocology, and Advanced Health Assessment must be reviewed for transfer. Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology can be no more than 5 years old and must address the lifespan. If desired, an optional test out of NSG 665: Advanced Health Assessment I is available and would include a written comprehensive exam, demonstration of a complete H&P, and completion of a SOAP note. These courses may be audited.  

    Required Courses:

    NSG 681: Health & Illness Management  I               3

    NSG 673:  FNP Clinical III                                      3

    NSG 666:  Advanced Health Assessment II              3

     NSG 682: Health & Illness Management II          3

     NSG 674: FNP Clinical IV                                       3        

     NSG 709: APN Capstone                                        1

     

    If you are not an NP but have a master's degree in Nursing and are seeking certification as an FNP, the following courses are required: 

    NSG 667: Advanced Practice Nursing Role        2

    NSG 660:  Advanced Pathophysiology               3

    NSG 663:  Advanced Pharmacology                  3

    NSG 665:  Advanced Health Assessment I        3

    NSG 666:  Advanced Health Assessment II       3

    NSG 671: FNP Clinical I                                  1.5

    NSG 672: FNP Clinical II                                 1.5             

    NSG 681: Health & Illness Management             3

    NSG 673:  FNP Clinical III                                 3

    NSG 682: Health & Illness Management II          3

    NSG 674: FNP Clinical IV                                   3

    NSG 709: APN Capstone                                    1


    Previously taken Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmocology, and Advanced Health Assessment must be reviewed for transfer. Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology can be no more than 5 years old and must address the lifespan. If desired, an optional test out of NSG 665: Advanced Health Assessment I is available and would include a written comprehensive exam, demonstration of a complete H&P, and completion of a SOAP note. These courses may be audited.  

    Get in Touch

    Contact the Administrative Assistant for Graduate Nursing:

    Pamela Byrne


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-5426


    EMAIL:

    Contact the Department:

    Department of Graduate Nursing
    200 Grewen Hall
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road,
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-5426


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