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MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

  • 100% online coursework with 6 start-dates per year

  • No mandatory login times or group work

  • Complete in as few as 2.5 years

happy nurse with pediatric patient

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

 

  • 100% online coursework
  • No mandatory login times or group work
  • Complete in as few as 2.5 years

Prepare for a Career as an FNP

Advance your degree while you work with our online FNP program

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020
Accreditation: CCNE Accredited*

Experience a Career-Oriented Online FNP Program Curriculum

Join an online FNP program designed by working nurses, for working nurses

Chamberlain's Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum provides the foundation and faculty support working nurses need as they prepare to expand their nursing practice and skill set. View the MSN curriculum (PDF)一道本不卡免费高清 to learn about the MSN core courses and nurse practitioner school requirements.

MSN FNP Track Courses
Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principals

一道本不卡免费高清This course introduces students to advanced practice competencies related to population health, epidemiology, and statistical principles. Students explore, analyze, apply, and evaluate biostatistics for evidence-based practice and population-based care. Topics include the use and application of epidemiology and statistics for the delivery and monitoring of aggregate populations.

Advanced Pathophysiology

This course provides students with advanced content in pathophysiology and human physiologic responses. The student explores, analyzes, applies, and evaluates the normal and abnormal human responses to selected pathophysiologic mechanisms and conditions.

Advanced Pharmacology Fundamentals 

This course expands knowledge of pharmacological principles specific to the role of the APN. Students explore, analyze, apply, and evaluate commonly used drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases and self-limiting acute conditions.

Advanced Pharmacology for Care of the Family

Students build expanded knowledge of pharmacology across the lifespan, applying foundational principles from previous courses. Specific issues will be addressed including the effects of culture, ethnicity, age, pregnancy, gender and funding on pharmacologic management. Legal and ethical aspects of prescribing will be addressed.

Advanced Physical Assessment

This course expands the knowledge and skills of health assessment principles necessary to perform a thorough health assessment. The student will develop assessment techniques related to history and physical examination of clients across the lifespan, including psychiatric-mental health and related supportive assessments. Students will explore, analyze, apply, and evaluate these principles in the classroom and laboratory.


A Health Assessment Performance Evaluation will occur in the laboratory setting, requiring the student to visit the Chamberlain campus offering this evaluation.

Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

一道本不卡免费高清This course introduces students to the role development of today’s advanced practice nurse (APN) leader in society and healthcare organization systems from the perspective of primary and acute care. Students will explore, analyze, apply, and evaluate diverse aspects of ethical and legal decision-making standards specific to APN scope of practice. Topics include the standards and regulations governing the practice of APNs in diverse settings. The course emphasizes strategies and processes that foster implementation of visionary leadership, diffusion of innovation, and change within an organization and explores social, political, legal, legislative, regulatory, and organizational factors that influence healthcare. Principles of leadership are emphasized including ethics, negotiation, motivating others, acting as an advocate, problem-solving, managing diversity, interprofessional collaboration and multi-agency partnerships, quality improvement and safety, and organizational behavior.



 

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MSN FNP Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who focuses on comprehensive healthcare for families and family members across all ages and demographics, body systems and diseases. They fill a void in primary care, especially in rural regions or areas with physician shortages.

一道本不卡免费高清FNPs deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive healthcare services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, FNPs perform routine checkups, health-risk assessments, administer immunizations and screening tests. They offer personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and education in the prevention of illness. The FNP specialty track prepares you for a variety of practice settings,* including:

  • Family Practice
  • College Health Retail Clinics
  • Women's Health Pediatric
  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine

一道本不卡免费高清*Some careers may require several years of experience in addition to educational credentials.

Is this a Master of Science in Nursing FNP online program? 

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track features 100% online coursework. The FNP curriculum consists of 45 specialty track credit hours, these online FNP courses will be completed in addition to 650 onsite lab and clinical hours.

I’ve never taken an online course before and I’m a little nervous. How do I prepare myself for online FNP learning?

Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online FNP program classroom. Once you apply you will have access to Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies, which provides information on time management, scholarly writing, using the library and more. You can also ask your admissions representative for a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes.

Are campus visits required?

Campus visits are not required, the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track has 45 credit hours of FNP online coursework. The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track does require one visit for the immersion weekend as part of NR-509.

How can I find out if I qualify for tuition savings?

Your admissions representative can help identify if you qualify for tuition savings through a partnership with your employer, community college or association. Alternatively, you may qualify for a scholarship or grant.

Do I have to find my own preceptor?

一道本不卡免费高清Once you complete the application process, your admission representative will provide you with information on how to identify a potential practicum site and preceptor. After that you will be matched with a dedicated team to support you in securing your practicum site and preceptor. Before starting the MSN FNP program, you do not need to identify a preceptor. However, we require you to identify a potential practicum site before you can enroll in your first class.

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Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

一道本不卡免费高清*The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For the most updated accreditation information, visit undertheyardarm.com/accreditation.

See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.

Join a Proudly Accredited Institution

View Our Accreditations, State Authorizations and More

CCNE Accredited logo

 

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

一道本不卡免费高清*The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For the most updated accreditation information, visit undertheyardarm.com/accreditation.

See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.