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Program Requirements - Family Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurse practitioners to provide primary care to the family. Laboratory and clinical experiences offer opportunities for developing competence in the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses. The program prepares graduates for nationally recognized certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Committee.


Marymount's Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum is framed within The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice (1996), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (NTF, 2008).

Degree Requirements
42 credits

  • NU 501 Theoretical and Ethical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 512 Nursing and Health Care Systems and Organizations
  • NU 550-551 Advanced Pathophysiology I & II
  • NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NU 590 Health Care Data Analysis
  • NU 591 Health Care Research
  • NUF 501 Professional Role Development of the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 503-504 Primary Care of the Family I & II