The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) focuses on the diagnostic reasoning, assessment, and management of the primary health care of individuals of all ages. The FNP has advanced knowledge and skills in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and physical and psychosocial assessment. The FNP manages acute conditions and the chronically ill individual within a family practice setting. They recognize patients in primary health care settings who manifest common health problems or changes in their health status requiring referral to appropriate providers. This specialty is not prepared to practice in acute care hospital areas.
Career opportunities include primary care practices, specialty and urgent care clinics, health departments, K- 12 schools, college-based health clinics, and health care insurance companies.
The following information regarding this specialty track is accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.
|Various Graduate Statistics 1*
|NURSING SCHOLARSHIP *
|LEADERSHIP IN NURSING *
|HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT *
|ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY *
|APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES *
|ADVANCED ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL REASONING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN *
|TRANSITION TO NURSE PRACTITIONER PRACTICE *
|HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATIONS *
|HEALTH PROMOTION IN PRIMARY CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
|PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF YOUNG FAMILIES
|PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF OLDER FAMILIES
|ADVANCED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF FAMILIES
|Total Credit Hours
1Not offered by College of Nursing but available through University of Nebraska system, including UNMC (BIOS 806 - Biostatistics I), or at/through any accredited college/university.
*Represents a core course for this specialty.
NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty.