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    Family Nurse Practitioner

    About Nurse Practitioners

    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.

    Two-year full-time program of study (begins Fall 2015)

    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 (10.5 credits)

    NSG 615 Advanced Research *                       3             

    NSG 625 Health Care Delivery                        3

    NSG 671 FNP Clinical I (135 hours)                1.5

    NSG 666 Advanced Health Assessment II      3

                                                                     

    Year I Summer (1.5 credits)

    NSG 672 FNP Clinical II (135 hours)               1.5

     

    Year II Fall (11 credits)

    NSG 697 Health Information Systems           3

    NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  I      3

    NSG 673 FNP Clinical III (270 hour)               3

    NSG 616 Research Application                      2

          

    Year II Spring (10 credits)

    NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II     3

    NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV (270 hrs)                3

    NSG 709 APN Capstone                              1

    NSG 710 Scholarly Project I                         1

    NSG 711 Scholarly Project II              2      


    Year I Fall (6 credits)

    NSG 615 Advanced Research                                 3             

    NSG 697 Health Information Systems                     3

     

    Year I Spring (6 credits)

    NSG 660  Advanced Pathophysiology                      3

    NSG 663  Advanced Pharmacology                         3

     

    Year I Summer (3 credits)

    NSG 625 Health Care Delivery                                3

     

    Year II Fall (5 credits)

    NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I                3

    NSG 667 Advanced Practice Nursing Role               2


    Year II Spring (4.5 credits)

    NSG 671  FNP Clinical I (135 hours)                     1.5

    NSG 666  Advanced Health Assessment II             3

     

    Year II Summer (3.5 credits)

    NSG 672  FNP Clinical II (135 hours)                    1.5

    NSG 616  Research Application                            2

     

    Year III Fall (6 credits)

    NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  I              3

    NSG 673 FNP Clinical III (270 hours)                    3

     

    Year III Spring (6 credits)

    NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II              3                                                                                                                      
    NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV (270 hours)                   3                                                         

    Year III Summer (1 credit)

    NSG 710 Scholarly Project I                               1

     

    Year IV Fall (3 credits)

    NSG 709 APN Capstone                                    1

    NSG 711 Scholarly Project II                            2


     

    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 with the director of the Advance Practice Nursing Program and a 500-word essay written spontaneously following the interview on a subject predetermined by the graduate admission committee.

    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 certificate

    Prerequisites- Epidemiology, Family Nursing (class or module)