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  Oct 17, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate


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Family Nurse Practitioners are prepared to care for individuals and families across the life span.  FNPs have specialized advanced education and clinical competencies, FNPs use scientific principles, competencies and national standards of care as they diagnose, manage and treat healthcare concerns of individuals and families.  Practice settings needing FNPs include primary care practices, nurse-managed health centers, and emerging ambulatory delivery models.

Registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited college or university and CCNE accreditation are eligible to apply for the post-master’s certificate program.

The post-master’s certificate program requires between 19 to 28 semester hours, depending upon the applicant’s previous completed course work.

Family Nurse Practitioner Objectives

  1. Applies advanced practice skills, abilities and knowledge to provide holistic family centered primary health care to populations across the lifespan in a variety of ambulatory care settings as an advanced practice nurse specializing in family nursing
     
  2. Provides culturally competent, population-based preventive, management, and maintenance care for acute and chronic conditions for the family unit,  however the family chooses to define itself
     
  3. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to sit for the FNP Certification Examination in order to apply for a state certificate of authority in advanced practice, as well as authority to prescribe as an FNP-BC (board certified)

Admission Requirements: www.xavier.edu/Admission-Post-Masters.cfm

Pre-requisite courses for FNP core courses:


Nurse Practitioner Core


 (9 semester hours)

Family Nurse Practitioner Core


(19 semester hours)

Note(s):


Each practicum credit hour is eight clinical hours:  1:8.  The total number of practicum hours required for the FNP is 600.

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