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This concentration is a five-semester course of study that builds on baccalaureate
knowledge with preparation for advanced practice roles specializing in primary care.
The focus is advanced theoretical knowledge and practice skills needed to function
in increasingly complex care settings. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice,
outcomes management, clinical research, and advanced clinical decision making.
Graduates are prepared to assume the role of advanced practice nurse in primary care
across the human lifespan. At completion of the FNP course of study, graduates are
eligible to take the National Certifying examination and may apply for an advanced
practice nurse certificate as appropriate in their legal state of practice.
The FNP is availabe on ground in Abingdon, Kingsport, and Knoxville.
A minimum of 600 clinical practicum hours are required for the advanced practice role
as a family nurse practitioner. Students will gain experience in primary care across
the lifespan within settings specializing in Pediatrics, Women's Health, and Care
of Geriatric and Adult Populations.
These clinical experiences are accomplished under the guidance of a faculty member
and a community-based faculty approved preceptor.
The graduate nursing curriculum consists of courses in three areas of study:
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study
To view all required courses for a MSN with a FNP Concentration please click here.
For MSN course descriptions please click here.