This pathway is designed to prepare skilled Nurse Practitioners for work in clinics, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities and organizations such as local health departments, corporations and state or federal agencies. Health promotion and disease prevention are integral in the NP’s practice. Graduates of this program are registered nurses with advanced education who is able to assess, make medical and nursing diagnoses, manage health care, prescribe medicines and evaluate care for persons who are ill, injured and/or have chronic diseases.
The NP pathway offers a part-time and full-time options to fit the schedules of working nurses. Many classes are offered via Internet Protocol Video (IPV) conference between various campuses. In addition, all courses are also augmented by Web / Internet based activities, reducing frequency for on-campus course instruction. Much of the learning activities are completed in the student's home and transmitted electronically, versus sitting in classrooms.
The Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum prepares graduates to apply for and sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or American Association of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner-primary care certification exam.