Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The family nurse practitioner clinical option prepares the nurse for a leadership role in the health-care system. Clinical and theoretical content focuses on systems thinking, evidence-based practice, and translational research as related to the primary health-care needs of family members from newborn through elders in consultation and collaboration with family practice physicians and other health-care providers. The curriculum includes 660 hours of clinical practice in the advanced practice role and 510 practicum hours for the D.N.P. role. The curriculum prepares the graduate to be certified as a family nurse practitioner by the state of California and the American Nurses Certification Corporation.

CoreTheoryClinicalTotal Units
UnitsHoursUnitsHours
NGRD 650Advanced Role Development and Collaboration14.0404.0
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership14.0404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy14.0404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4.0404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance4.0404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning4.0404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics14.0404.0
NGRD 658Translational Research for Advanced Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 659Writing for Publication4.0404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities13.0303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership3.0303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering3.0303.0
Totals49.049049.0
Concentration
NGRD 621Pharmacology in Advanced Practice I12.0202.0
NGRD 622Pharmacology in Advanced Practice II13.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment14.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology14.0404.0
Totals13.013013.0
Clinical
NGRD 510Family Nurse Practitioner: Pediatrics and Adolescent3.0302.0605.0
NGRD 511Family Nurse Practitioner I13.0302.0605.0
NGRD 512Family Nurse Practitioner II13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 513Family Nurse Practitioner III14.0404.01208.0
NGRD 514Family Nurse Practitioner IV14.0404.01208.0
NGRD 515Family Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum11.0107.02108.0
NGRD 519Family Nurse Practitioner: Skills Lab11.0301.0
Totals18.018023.069041.0
D.N.P. Project
NGRD 667DNP Proposal Development2.0201.0303.0
NGRD 669ADNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669BDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669CDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669DDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669EDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669FDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
Totals4.65614.459019.0
Overall Totals84.685637.41280122.0
Required for M.S. degree onlyTheoryClinicalTotal Units
UnitsHoursUnitsHours
NGRD 610Master's Comprehensive Project12.0802.0
Totals2.0802.0
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 Required for M.S. degree

Portfolio

Prior to graduation, students are required to submit an online professional portfolio.  Documentation of 510 doctoral leadership practice hours will be included in the portfolio.

Normal time to complete the program

Three (3 ) years (11 academic quarters) based on less than full-time enrollment