The curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis is built on:
- School of Nursing DNP Program Student Leaning Outcomes,
- Touro University California Institutional Learning Outcomes,
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Doctor of Nursing Practice,
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies,
- American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, and
- Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
The post-master's DNP-FNP Fall Start Plan of Study and post-master's DNP-FNP Spring Start Plan of Study details the number, order, and unit value for the required courses.
Course Descriptions provides a statement of the content for each course.
The Project Handbook serves as a roadmap to the processes, procedures, and requirements of the DNP Culminating Project.
Required Clinical Hours for the Family Nurse Practitioner
|Behavioral Health/Counseling (includes ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, smoking cessation, medication education, and lifestyle modification)||50 hours|
|Management of Uncomplicated Pregnancy (Ambulatory Prenatal Management – Includes pregnancy to 8 weeks postpartum) Women’s Health/Gynecological Care (Includes contraception management, STDs, annual exams, hormone therapy, breast health, bone density evaluation)||115 hours (20hrs*)|
|Pediatric Management: Newborn (< 1 year), Pre-School, School-Aged and Adolescent (18 years or younger)||155 hours (30hrs*)|
|Adult Management (Ages 19-59 years)||155 hours (50hrs*)|
|Geriatric Management (Ages 60+ years)||155 hours (50hrs*)|
Total: 630 hours (150 hours in management of Metabolic Dysfunction (pre-diabetes, T1DM and T2DM)) *Hours required in addressing Metabolic Dysfunction (pre-diabetes, T1DM and T2DM)
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