Option One: Family Nurse PractitionerAdvanced Practice Core Courses (11-14 Credit Hours)
|NURSG 500||Population/Aggregate Health Issues: Assessment & Planning||(3)*|
|NURSG 502||Advanced Health Assessment||(3)|
|NURSG 503||Advanced Pathophysiology||(3)|
|NURSG 572||Family Systems Assessment||(2)|
|NURSG 525||Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing||(1)|
|NURGP 502||Advanced Health Assessment Clinical Practicum||1 credit hour; 75 clinical contact hours|
|NURSG 519||Family Health Promotion in Primary Care||5 credit hours; 150 clinical contact hours|
|NURSG 538||Management of Common Problems in Primary Care||5 credit hours; 150 clinical contact hours|
|NURSG 539||Management of Complex Problems in Primary Care||5 credit hours; 150 clinical contact hours|
|NURSG 591||FNP Role synthesis||2 plus 75 clinical contact hours|
|NURSG 592||FNP Internship in Community Health||1 credit hour; 45 clinical contact hours*|
*Students who hold a master's degree in community health/public health nursing may be able to waive this course.
Eligibility criteria for the certificate program include:
- bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN)
- master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field
- current enrollment in the MSN program at Saint Xavier (the certificate will not be awarded until completion of the MSN degree).
Course content and activities reflect best practices in nursing education. The curriculum incorporates the Core Competencies of Nurse Educators© as defined by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Threaded throughout the courses are three core concepts that are essential to effective teaching of nursing students: clinical decision-making, communication and cultural competence.
|NURSG 550||Concepts, Theories and Issues in Nursing Education||(2)|
|NURSG 554||Learning Principles and Instructional Methods for the
|NURSG 551||Nursing Education Role Practicum||(4)|