Why Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Le Moyne

Nursing Student

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 health care market. Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are uniquely skilled primary care providers who work collaboratively to meet the health care 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.

Le Moyne FNP Students

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. The FNP program is a total of 45 credits, which includes 36 credits didactic coursework and nine 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.

Le Moyne FNP Program
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 672 FNP Clinical II (270 hours) 3
 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

Le Moyne FNP Student
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 672 FNP Clinical II (270 hours) 3
 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

 



Le Moyne FNP Student

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. 

See the requirements below if you are an NP in another specialty area for the FNP Post-Master's Certificate:

Previously taken courses in Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, 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 based on transcript review.  The FNP program of study requires a minimum of 500 clinical hours for post-master's, secondary certification NP students.

Required Courses
NSG 666 Advanced Health Assessment II 3
NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  I 3
NSG 673 FNP Clinical III 3
NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II 3
NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV                                                                                    3

See the requirements below if you are not an NP but have a master's degree in Nursing and are seeking primary certification as an FNP: 

Previously taken courses in Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, 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 pending transcript review. This FNP program of study requires 810 hours of clinical preceptorship.

Required Courses
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 (135 hours) 1.5
NSG 672 FNP Clinical II (135 hours) 1.5
NSG 681 Health & Illness Management  3
NSG 673 FNP Clinical III (270 hours) 3
NSG 682 Health & Illness Management II 3
NSG 674 FNP Clinical IV (270 hours) 3
NSG 709 APN Transition to Practice                                                                 1
 
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