School of Health Sciences
Master's Degree of Sciences in Nursing with specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and training. Their goal is to help people be as healthy as possible. Family Nurse Practitioners advocate for health promotion and disease prevention. These professionals teach people ways to stay healthy and treat them for acute illness (e.g. colds) and chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Family Nurse Practitioners may perform health histories, physical assessment and examinations, order and interpret diagnostic/laboratory studies, diagnose and treat common illness and minor injuries, make referrals to specialists, counsel and teach health and nutrition, prescribe/manage medication therapy and provide continued/follow–up and coordinate care for patients at any stage of development throughout the individuals life span.
Students are taught through a holistic perspective with a multidisciplinary and collaborative focus throughout the life span of the patient. Students are exposed to educational activities that will prepare them to increase health promotion, preventive health, and provide primary care services. Students will contribute to decrease morbidity and mortality in medically underserved, low-income populations, both globally and in Puerto Rico.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and holds membership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
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About the Program:
- Mission, Vision, and Goals
- Philosophy of Nursing Programs
- Admission Requirements
- MSN FNP Course Description
- Graduate Profile
- Students Learning Outcomes
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