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Three Online FNP Programs

Why Become a Family Nurse Practitioner?

A holistic approach is essential in family practice nursing.

You can make a difference for patients from birth through end of life. Family nurse practitioners take a true holistic approach to patient care. Learn to expand your knowledge and skill beyond treatment to providing disease prevention and management, counseling, and health and wellness education for families — from newborns to seniors. Enroll in Maryville and expect an emphasis on bringing “care” to the forefront of patient care.

More autonomy

Millions of Americans are receiving health care benefits for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act. There is no other way to provide quality care for the influx of families except to expand the role of nurse practitioners to work more autonomously.

Why Choose Maryville?

WHAT IS THE CAREER OUTLOOK FOR FNPs?

Higher demand and greater pay
  • Nurse practitioner ranked No. 1 on the 2013 list of “Today’s Hottest Jobs” as chosen by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for NPs are expected to increase 31% through 2022.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for nurse practitioners is $94,460 annually.
Increased job opportunity
  • It is anticipated that by 2025, the nation will be short at least 100,000 family medicine doctors. Nurse practitioners provide a viable, and vital, solution to this impending crisis.
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners estimates more than 155,000 nurse practitioners work in the U.S. According to a RAND Corp. projection, the future nurse practitioner workforce is expected to surge to 244,000 by 2025.

Curriculum

Three curriculum models. One rewarding career specialty.

Online Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) You can complete your FNP in 15 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

MSN | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Leadership and Quality
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
For the FNP concentrations you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program — Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (BSN to DNP FNP) You can complete your program in 74 credit hours and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, in spring, summer, or fall.

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

BSN to DNP | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Foundations of Clinical Scholarship
  • Integrating and Synthesizing Research
  • Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Quality and Patient Safety in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Inquiry I
  • Clinical Inquiry II
  • Clinical Inquiry III
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Advanced Health Policy
For the FNP concentrations you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)

Online Post-Master’s Certificate — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNPC) You can complete your family nurse practitioner certification in 11 courses. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Clinical Hour Requirements: 745 clinical hours completed over 4 semesters, though subject to change.

Graduate Nursing Core Courses
  • Professional Role Development: Advance Practice Nurse (NURS 603)
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (NURS 610)
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (NURS 611)
  • Advanced Health Assessment (NURS 612)
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (NURS 615)
For the FNP certificate you will need:
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care I (NURS 620)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (NURS 621)
  • Adult-Gerontology Health Care II (NURS 623)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (NURS 624)
  • Pediatric/Family Health Care III (NURS 629)
  • Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (NURS 630)