Family Nurse Practitioner ( FNP) Program
Established in 1972, Pace’s Family Nurse Practitioner program was one of the first of its kind to focus on family and primary health care. Instruction in the latest theories, cultural competence, and evidence-based practices are complemented by extensive clinical experiences that ensure our graduates achieve a higher level of autonomy. Three courses of study are available—a 42-credit master of science for RNs with a BS in nursing, a 30-credit certificate for RNs with a master’s degree in nursing, and an individualized program for master’s prepared NPs who wish to achieve FNP certification.
What you learn
Our Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to deliver culturally competent primary health care to individuals within the context of family and community. Health promotion, disease prevention, and risk identification will provide an important foundation for your practice. You will learn skills and best practices to detect, diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic health conditions, and prevent illnesses and provide counseling and education to assist individuals in meeting their health needs. Upon graduation, you will be ready for the broadest scope of advanced practice nursing.
How you learn
An evidence-based practice and cultural competence framework grounds the program, which includes more than 660 hours of individually precepted clinical practice in diverse health care settings. Core master’s courses and some electives are online. All other courses are offered in Westchester and New York City.
Graduates are eligible to obtain certification by the State of New York as a family nurse practitioner and take the national certification exam to lead to practicing in a variety of advance practice clinical roles and settings.
|NURS 621||Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing||3||X|
|NURS 624||Leadership for Advanced Nursing||3||X|
|NURS 610||Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care||3||X|
|NURS 655||Scholarly Inquiry in Advanced Nursing||3||X|
|NUR 681||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses||3||X||X|
|NUR 682||Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nurses||3||X||X|
|NURS 640||Advanced Health Evaluation*||4/2||X||X|
|NURS 650||Advanced Theory and Practice I for Family Nurse Practitioners*||6||X||X|
|NURS 660||Advanced Theory and Practice II for Family Nurse Practitioners*||6||X||X|
|NURS 671||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I*||1||X||X|
|NURS 672||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II*||1||X||X|
|NURS 673||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III*||1||X||X|
|NURS 674||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV*||1||X||X|
|NURS 675||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum V*||1||X||X|
|NURS 676||Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum VI*||1||X||X|
|Total Didactic Credits/Hours||34/510||22/330|
|Total Clinical Credits/Hours||8/720**||8/720**|
|Total Number of Credits:||42||30|
* Require Health Clearance/Clinical Clearance. For further Health Clearance info., please call (914) 773-3374. For general inquiries, please call (914) 773-3552.
** 60 lab hours and 660 precepted clinical hours.