May 19, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner (MSNP)

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The Master of Science Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a 5 semester clinically focused program to prepare Baccalaureate RNs with 2 years or more experience for the role of nurse practitioner.

The hybrid model learning experiences afforded students include: collaborative community healthcare partnerships, arrangement of required nurse practitioner program clinical hours, and collaborative community and College of Health Professions’ interdisciplinary healthcare provider skills and procedures labs. 

Students are prepared to complete the national nurse practitioner certification exam and to practice as independent licensed practitioners with understanding of the nurse practitioner role, new scope of practice, essentials of healthcare policy, and interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships to provide safe quality care to clients throughout the lifespan.

  • Program Code: 2048MSNP with Nurse Practitioner Concentration (2049)
  • CIPC: 513805 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Patient Centered Care: Create and direct collaborative patient care environments that promote the development of nursing expertise that includes the patient perspective.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Apply advanced communication strategies to support high-functioning interdisciplinary teams that support high quality, safe patient care.
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Evaluate available evidence, expert opinion, and patient preferences to determine best practice. Evaluate the feasibility and appropriate evaluation methods for planned EBP interventions.
  • Quality Improvement: Develop policies and processes based on identification of best practice that improve the quality and safety of nursing care provided by health care systems.
  • Patient Safety: Incorporate patient safety principles into the development of comprehensive patient safety goals and safety education for nurses.
  • Informatics: Formulate policies, processes, and/or educational plans that leverage information technology to optimize information management, reduce errors, and support clinical decision-making.

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