2002 - 2003 Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Option

Admission Requirements | Program Requirements | Adult Nurse Practioner Plan of Study | Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study | Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study

A Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Option is available for the nationally certified adult nurse practitioner (ANP), gerontological nurse practitioner (GNP), or pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) who wishes to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

The graduates are prepared to provide primary health care services to clients across the life span in a variety of settings, including medically under-served communities and nurse shortage areas, and in collaboration with multi-disciplinary health care teams.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for the generic MSN students, the certificate option applicant must present evidence of advanced health/physical assessment, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced pharmacology in his/her master's level Nurse Practitioner Program. Without evidence of such course work, the certificate option student must complete advanced health/physical assessment, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced pharmacology in Westminster's MSN Program. Those students who have not been practicing within the past three years will be required to take the advanced health/physical assessment course. It is the responsibility of the certificate option student to show evidence of previous nurse practitioner course work to the selected national certifying agency.

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Option, students must complete the courses outlined on the Plan of Study for the ANP, GNP, or PNP. Students may enter the certificate option program at the beginning of any semester.

The student will complete a minimum of 19 credits: 9 credits are in theory and the remaining 10 are clinical practice (420 clinical clock hours). Those students who need more course work because they do not hold a current Utah Advanced Practice License with prescriptive privileges will need to work with their faculty advisors to prepare individualized plans of study.

Adult Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Pediatric Assessment] (2/0)

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Gerontology] (2/0)

MSN 581 Health Care and Health Promotion of Young Adults/Clinical Seminar (1/2)

Year 2

MSN 582 Health Care and Health Promotion of Infants through Adolescents Clinical Seminar (2/3)

MSN 670 Synthesis: Practice in Context (2/0)

MSN 639 Advanced Nursing Practicum/ Clinical Seminar (0/5)

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Pediatric Assessment] (2/0)

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Elective] (2/0)

MSN 581 Health Care and Health Promotion of Young Adults/Clinical Seminar (1/2)

Year 2

MSN 582 Health Care and Health Promotion of Infants through Adolescents/Clinical Seminar (2/3)

MSN 670 Synthesis: Practice in Context (2/0)

MSN 639 Advanced Nursing Practicum/ Clinical Seminar (0/5)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Adult Assessment] (2/1)

MSN 550 Health Care and Health Promotion of Adults and Older Adults/Clinical Seminar (2/2)

MSN 581 Health Care and Health Promotion of Young Adults/Clinical Seminar (1/2)

Year 2

MSN 668 Directed Studies [Elective] (2/0)

MSN 670 Synthesis: Practice in Context (2/0)

MSN 639 Advanced
Nursing Practicum/ Clinical Seminar (0/5)