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Family Nurse Practitioner

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Family Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Practitioner Online Information Session

Wed., February 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST


Family nurse practitioners deliver primary healthcare to individuals across the lifespan (pediatrics to older adults), with an emphasis on preventive care. Their expertise lies in working with a variety of patients to manage any number of health conditions at various stages of life.

Program Overview

Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to manage patients in the outpatient healthcare setting from birth to old age. This is a 46-credit program that includes 650 clinical hours.

The FNP program is a 46-credit program that includes 23 credits of general core and direct care courses that are shared with other graduate nursing programs. In addition, there are 24 credits of FNP specialty courses. The program has 650 clinical practicum hours and 30 laboratory practice hours.

Students accepted into this program are well supported by CRNP clinical faculty and the program director. The FNP curriculum is designed so that FNP students take nurse practitioner practicum courses along with their designated cohort of students. Clinical practicum experiences will be arranged by the MSN/NP Program Director and CRNP faculty.

Nurse Practitioner Family Care Track

General Core Courses
NURS 502 Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
NURS 504 Policy, Quality, and Safety in Health Care
NURS 506 Nursing Role Theory and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 536 Law, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care

Direct Care Core Courses
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 534 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
NURS 507 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities

Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Year
NURS 720 Care of Younger Adults, Primary Care Theory and Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with younger adults in primary care settings)
NURS 721 Care of Older Adults, Primary Care Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with older adults in primary care settings)
NURS 732 Care of Women and Children in Primary Care, Theory and Practicum
(includes 150 practicum hours with pediatrics and women's health)
NURS 733 Family Nurse Practitioner Capstone, Seminar and Internship
(includes 100 practicum hours in family practice settings)

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited BSN program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • An RN license in PA is required for admission. Additional RN license in NJ is required before students enter the clinical year.
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals with reasons for pursuing graduate study to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee

Spring Deadline: October 19 | Fall Deadline: July 1

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Moravian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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For more information about the FNP program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400 or email, or contact Caroline Bechtel, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or