MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Designed to achieve your ultimate goal of becoming an FNP. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will thrive.

Designed with you in mind.

You will start your experience at UNM in an in-person orientation with all of our incoming Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner students. Building your interprofessional community. And continue your first term before breaking out into your concentration cohorts – family nurse practitioner.

Our Curriculum

  • NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 503 Research in Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 540 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning - APRN Core (3 credits – 2 didactic, 1 clinical (lab) and 50 lab hours)
  • NURS 543 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics- APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 525 Primary Care Concepts (3)
  • NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice Roles - MSN Core (3)
  • NURS 535 Primary Care of Adults I (4 credits – 2 didactic, 2 clinical and 100 clinical hours)
  • NURS 541 Antepartum-Postpartum for FNP (1)
  • NURS 538 (elective) Case Studies in Diagnostic Reasoning (1)
  • NURS 542 Primary Care Pediatrics I (3 credits – 2 didactic, 1 clinical and 50 clinical hours)
  • NURS 536 Primary Care of Adults II (3 credits – 2 didactic, 1 clinical and 50 clinical hours)
  • NURS 534 Primary Care Geriatrics (2 credits - 1.5 didactic, 0.5 clinical and 25 clinical hours)
  • NURS 546 Primary Care Pediatrics II (4 credits – 2 didactic, 2 clinical and 100 clinical hours)
  • NURS 537 Primary Care of Adults III (4 credits – 1.5 didactic, 2.5 clinical and 125 clinical hours)
  • NURS 554 The Evidence Base for APRN Primary Care Practice (1)
  • NURS 594 Advanced Practice Seminar (1)
  • NURS 597 Applied Examination (1)
  • NURS 595 Advanced Nursing Field Work (7 clinical credits and 350 clinical hours)

Upon completion of the curriculum you will finish with 52 credits, 800 clinical hours and 50 lab/simulation hours total.