Become a FNP.

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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.

Simulating Real-World Experiences

From assessments to tele-health, our simulation labs allow for clinical experiences in a safe, low risk environment.

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Our Clinical Experiences

From rural clinics to urban settings, and everything in between. You will have diverse clinical experiences from our highly qualified preceptors – faculty in the community. Your faculty liaison and our staff will support you along the way.

Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

FNP Program

Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare for your career.

Your Questions Answered

FNP Program Contact

FNP Concentration Coordinator, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor
Christine Cogil, DNP, MPS, RN, FNP-BC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 218
1 University of New Mexico

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