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 DNP 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 Collaboration4.0404.0
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice4.0404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership4.0404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy4.0404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4.0404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance4.0404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning4.0404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics4.0404.0
NGRD 658Nursing Research and Translational Science4.0404.0
NGRD 659Professional Writing for Nurse Leaders4.0404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities3.0303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership3.0303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering3.0303.0
Totals49.049049.0
Concentration
NGRD 519Family Nurse Practitioner: Skills Lab1.0301.0
NGRD 621Pharmacology in Advanced Practice I2.0202.0
NGRD 622Pharmacology in Advanced Practice II3.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment4.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology4.0404.0
Totals13.01301.03014.0
Clinical
NGRD 510Family Nurse Practitioner: Pediatrics and Adolescent3.0302.0605.0
NGRD 511Family Nurse Practitioner I3.0302.0605.0
NGRD 512Family Nurse Practitioner II3.0303.0906.0
NGRD 513Family Nurse Practitioner III4.0404.01208.0
NGRD 514Family Nurse Practitioner IV4.0404.01208.0
NGRD 515Family Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum1.0107.02108.0
Totals18.018022.066040.0
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

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

Four (4 ) years (15 academic quarters) based on less than full-time enrollment.