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Family Nurse Practitioner


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Program Overview

Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program are prepared to manage patients across the lifespan. Clinical rotations will prepare the student to meet the clinical competencies essentials for managing the care of newborns and individuals until the end of life.

The FNP program is a 45-credit program that includes 21 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 Dr. Kathy Gray, MSN/NP Program Director and CRNP faculty.

Curriculum

Students take four general core and three direct care courses. They also complete specialized requirements for their chosen concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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

Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Year
NURS 507.1 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities
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
NURS 733 Family Nurse Practitioner Capstone, Seminar and Internship

Admission Requirements

  • 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

Accreditation

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

Learn More

Visit: Moravian.edu/MSN

Kathy Gray, DNP, FNP-C, CRNP
Director, MSN-Nurse Practitioner Programs
Ph: 610-625-7736 | Email: grayk@moravian.edu

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 graduate@moravian.edu, or contact Caroline Bechtel, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or bechtelc@moravian.edu.