Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Address:

Admissions Office

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

United States

Phone:

1-540-678-4374

Fax:

1-540-665-5519

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate, M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The FNP Track is designed to provide the nurse with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume the role of a primary health care provider in a variety of clinical settings. Didactic and clinical course content focuses on assessment and management of health promotion and health maintenance strategies, risk reduction, common acute and chronic alterations in health status for individuals and families across the lifespan, and role development. Clinical experiences are provided in a wide variety of ambulatory and community rural and medically under-served health care settings appropriate for the Family Nurse Practitioner Track. There are approximately 690 clinical hours in the track. The program can be completed in 24 months full time with summer courses. A part time program is available. Cohorts are established in September or January. All classroom courses are on Thursday. Clinical placement is arranged by faculty and will be scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student. The Division of Nursing offers an FNP Certificate for RNs who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The FNP Certificate is designed to provide the nurse with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, meanings and experiences to assume the role of a primary health care provider in a variety of clinical settings. Didactic and clinical course content focuses on assessment and management of health promotion and maintenance strategies, risk reduction, common acute and chronic alterations in health status for individuals and families across the lifespan and role development. Clinical experiences are in a wide variety of ambulatory and community rural and medically underserved health care settings appropriate to the family nurse practitioner track. The FNP Certificate is designed to meet the needs and be sensitive to the MSN-prepared RN, with the philosophy that post-master’s students are highly motivated adult learners who learn independently as well as in structured settings. Course work can be completed in 15 months of full-time study with summer admission. Clinical experiences are arranged with individual preceptors in surrounding communities. Six hundred and ninety (690) clock hours are spent in faculty or preceptor-supervised settings. Graduates of the FNP Certificate program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Accreditation:

The Division of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs which are fully accredited by: Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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