Curriculum - MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Track | Briar Cliff University

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


The MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner track is a three-year, 54-credit hour program with a minimum of 600 clinical hours.  

Course Schedule

Year One: Fall

NURS 501: Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice (2 credits)
NURS 520: Foundations of Advanced Practice (2 credits)
NURS 550: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)

Year One: Spring

NURS 529: Research Methods for APN (3 credits)
NURS 570: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)
NURS 760 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 credits)

Year One: Summer

NURS 631: Advanced Health Assessment + Lab (4 credits: onsite labs required)
NURS 675: Cultural Competence in Healthcare (3 credits)

Year Two: Fall

NURS 715: Primary Care of the Adult/Gerontology Client 1 (5 credits; 60 hrs)
NURS 510: Health Care Systems (3 credits) 

Year Two: Spring

NURS 730: Primary Care of the Adult/Gerontology Client 1 (5 credits; 60 hrs)
NURS 711: Pediatric Primary Care I (2 credits)

Year Two: Summer

NURS 712: Pediatric Primary Care II (4 credits; 120 hrs)
NURS 621: Evidenced Based Practice I (2 credits)
NURS 632: Advanced Practice Skills Lab (1 credit: onsite labs required)

Year Three: Fall

NURS 746: Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (4 credits; 180 clinical hrs)
NURS 622: Evidenced Based Practice II (1 credit)

Year Three: Spring

NURS 747: Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (4 credits; 180 clinical hrs)
NURS 624: Evidenced Based Practice III (1 credit)

Print Your Own

To get your own printable MSN FNP Program Guide - Effective Fall 2020, please download the document below:  

MSN FNP Program Guide - Effective Fall 2020 (DOCX)