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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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Spring 2017 cohort is now full. Please apply for fall 2017 as the cohort is filling fast.

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Cedarville's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is offered 100% online.

This area of focus will prepare you to provide primary care across the human lifespan. The online Christian Family Nurse Practitioner program includes assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of common acute and chronic health problems, health promotion, client and family education, and use of evidence-based research for meeting the needs for primary care and prevention. As a Cedarville graduate, you will be qualified to sit for the national certification AANP exam or ANCC exam and find employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Completion Plans

Two-Year FNP » Three-Year FNP » Three-Year FNP with GPHN cert. »


Two-Year FNP Study Plan

Year Semester Course Number Course Name (credits) Length
1 Fall NSG-6050 Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6060 Healthcare Economics and Policy (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6150 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics for APRN (4) 14 weeks
Spring NSG-6070 Principles of Evidence Based Practice (3) 14 weeks
NSG-6160 Advanced Pharmacology for APRN (3) 14 weeks
NSG-6170* Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for APRN (3) 14 weeks
Summer NSG-6310* Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults (6)
(200 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6080 Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3) 7 weeks
2 Fall NSG-6315 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
NSG-6320 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Women (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
Spring NSG-6325*
Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Children (6)
(150 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP (2)
(50 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
* On-Campus intensive required
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Three-Year FNP Study Plan

Year Semester Course Number Course Name (credits) Length
1 Fall NSG-6050 Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6060 Healthcare Economics and Policy (3) 7 weeks
Spring NSG-6070 Principles of Evidence Based Practice (3) 14 weeks
Summer BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6080 Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3) 7 weeks
2 Fall NSG-6150 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics for APRN (4) 14 weeks
Spring NSG-6160 Advanced Pharmacology for APRN (3) 14 weeks
NSG-6170* Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for APRN (3) 14 weeks
Summer NSG-6310* Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults (6)
(200 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
3 Fall NSG-6315 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
NSG-6320 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Women (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
Spring NSG-6325*
Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Children (6)
(150 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP (2)
(50 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
* On-Campus intensive required
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Three-Year MSN-FNP with GPHN certificate Study Plan

Year Semester Course Number Course Name (credits) Length
1 Fall NSG-6050 Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6060 Healthcare Economics and Policy (3) 7 weeks
Spring NSG-6070 Principles of Evidence Based Practice (3) 14 weeks
NSG-6200 Philosophy and Theology of Healing and Illness (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6220 Epidemiology (3) 7 weeks
Summer BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6080 Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3) 7 weeks
2 Fall NSG-6150 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics for APRN (4) 14 weeks
NSG-6210 Global Health and Vulnerable Populations (3) 7 weeks
NSG-6230 Population Based Health Care Management (3) 7 weeks
Spring NSG-6160 Advanced Pharmacology for APRN (3) 14 weeks
NSG-6170* Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for APRN (3) 14 weeks
Summer NSG-6310* Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults (6)
(200 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
3 Fall NSG-6315 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
NSG-6320 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Women (3)
(100 hours of Clinical)
7 weeks
Spring NSG-6325*
Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Children (6)
(150 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP (2)
(50 hours of Clinical)
14 weeks
* On-Campus intensive required
View PDF