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MSN to DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care degree program is focused on building on previous nursing knowledge to lay a foundation to pursue a doctoral degree. The program is designed to prepare students for advanced nursing roles, read on to learn more.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration program requires students to have a bachelor's degree with an upper-level major in nursing from an accredited university. Additionally students must have completed a statistics course and a nursing research course with a grade of 'C' or better before enrollment in Scientific and Analytic Approaches to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. Finally, students of this concentration must provide proof of having worked at least 1000 clinical hours as a registered nurse within the last three years.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration program is designed to train students to fulfill advanced nursing roles in many different types of populations. As part of the program students are able to have practical, hands-on experience in a clinical setting, allowing them to apply the theory they learned. All of this experience occurs in close consultation with with the Clinical Placement Team. The MSN to DNP program is designed for students who are ready to pursue a Doctoral degree post-Master's degree.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.'

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration:

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration must complete six courses (30 credits) as part of their core requirements and twelve courses (60 credits) as part of their focus area.

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Advanced Nursing Roles (5 credits)
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing (5 credits)
  • Scientific and Analytic Approaches to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
  • Epidemiology and Health Promotion (5 credits)
  • Health Policy, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System (5 credits)
  • Promoting Optimal Models and Systems for Health Care Delivery (5 credits)

Focus Area Courses (60 credits)

  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span (5 credits)
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (5 credits)
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics (5 credits)
  • NP I - Introduction to Primary Care for the Nurse Practitioner (5 credits)
  • FNP I - Primary Care Across the Life Span (5 credits)
  • FNP I Clinical - Life Span Health Focus (5 credits)
  • NP I - Primary Care of Women's Health (5 credits)
  • NP II Clinical - Women's Health Focus (5 credits)
  • FNP II - Primary Care of Children and Adolescents Health (5 credits)
  • FNP II Clinical - Children and Adolescent Health Focus (5 credits)
  • Transition to Practice (5 credits)
  • NP III Clinical - Primary Care Focus (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration generally go on to pursue their DNP at Purdue Global University. Additionally graduate certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Career Paths:

Students who complete Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care concentration have critical skills in providing primary care for a diverse populations. Graduates of this program usually pursue positions in the below settings:

  • Urgent care
  • Family practice clinics
  • Corrections clinics
  • Public health clinics
  • Internal medicine clinics

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