Family/Individual Across The Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

About the Program

Complete program in 43 credits | Blended courses | Structured for part-time students

The M.S.N./Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program has two firm application deadlines:

Fall FNP application cycle for spring (Harrisburg Cohort) start: September 15.

November 15- secondary application deadline (for open position consideration only, student may be deferred if cohort was filled during primary application cycle).

Spring FNP application cycle for fall (MU Cohort) start: January 15.

March 15- secondary application deadline (for open position consideration only, student may be deferred if cohort was filled during primary application cycle).

Admission

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Curriculum Requirements

Millersville uNIVERSITY Cohort COURSE SEQUENCING

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1      N 501: Theories (3)
N 511: Patho. (3)
N 502: Research (3)
N 503: Issues (3)
N 504:
Informatics (3)
Year 2 N 512: Health Assess. (3)
N 513: Pharmacology (3)

N 521: Young Family Mgt Clinical (7)

 
Year 3 N 522: Mature Family Mgt Clinical (7) N 523: Internship (5)
N 698: Scholarly (3)
 

 

HARRISBURG Cohort COURSE SEQUENCING

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1       

N 501: Theories (3)
N 511: Patho. (3)

N 504:  Informatics (3)

Year 2

N 502: Research (3)
N 503: Issues (3)

N 512: Health Assess. (3)
N 513: Pharmacology (3)

N 521: Young Family Mgt Clinical (7)

Year 3

N 522: Mature Family Mgt Clinical (7)

N 523: Internship (5)
N 698: Scholarly (3)

 
  • Admission Criteria

    Nursing Department Criteria

    Specific criteria required by the Nursing Department include:

    1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing (ACEN or CCNE).
    2. Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. When GPA is below this, provisional acceptance may be considered if the candidate demonstrates graduate study potential by other means.
    3. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course and a research course in nursing.
    4. Three current academic and/or professional references.
    5. Licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania or in the state where clinical practice or internship is to be arranged.
    6. Current resume including a minimum 2 years of pertinent clinical experience by application date.  Preferred 3-5.
    7. Successful completion of a personal interview with the Nursing Admissions Committee.
  • Course Descriptions

     

    Millersville University

    Master of Science in Nursing

    Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

     

    MSN COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

    *The Master’s of Science in Nursing Education program is designed for the part time student and is fullyaccredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) for the Master's Nursing Program, including the Post-Master's Certificate. 

    NURS 501 Role Development and Theory Application (3 credits)

    In this course, students examine the evolution and application of nursing science.  The philosophical basis for nursing which influence values, knowledge and ethics is discussed.  Students engage in in-depth concept analysis of a selected topic.  Students examine concepts integral to nursing science that direct and guide practice which demonstrate relationships between research, practice, and theory.  Students will also explore the conceptualizations, role development, and competencies of advanced nursing practice. 

    NURS 502 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research (3 credits)

    Understanding and applying nursing research findings is essential to today’s healthcare environment.  This course builds on students’ prior knowledge of nursing research.  The focus is on how to apply research findings to practice and evidence analysis.  Application to practice and critique are key components of this course.  

    NURS 503 Advanced Practice Professional Issues and Health Policy (3 credits)

    In this course, students engage in a n in-depth analysis of the issues impacting the practice of advanced nursing by focusing on the historical, social, and political forces which impact healthcare. The master’s prepared nurse’s roles and responsibilities in understanding and shaping health policy are examined. 

    NURS 504 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technology (3 credits)

    Discussion of the ways in which information and technology influence practice and decision-making in various aspects and specialties of nursing practice, such as clinical, education, leadership, and research, is the major focus of the course. Advances in technology that support and enhance the delivery of care and interdisciplinary communication are addressed. The legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and social factors affecting healthcare information technology are also explored.

    NURS 511 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3 credits)

    Advanced physiology and pathophysiology at the cellular, organic, and systemic level is the focus of the course.  The interdependence of the organs systems in in health and disease provide the basis for clinical assessment and  management.  

    NURS 512 Health Assessment and Diagnostics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits) 

    This course provides the framework for diagnosis and clinical decision-making for the advanced practice nurse.  Students will develop assessment skills and diagnostic reasoning in individuals across the lifespan.  Analysis of the individual and family response ot wellness and illness is considered within the content of cultural, diversity, health-seeking behaviors, and stress and adaptation.  Includes 28 hour of skills lab practice. 

    NURS 513  Pharmacology and Alternative Therapeutics in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)

    Principles of pharmacology are applied to the therapeutic management of the individual and the family. Emphasis is placed on prescribing and monitoring pharmacology and alternative therapeutic regimens. Adverse drug reactions and multiple drug interactions are included. 

    NURS 521 Clinical Management of the Young Family (7 credits) 

    Combining lecture and clinical practicum, this course provides the family nurse practitioner student with the necessary knowledge and clinical experience to assist young families with health promotion and chronic and acute health problems. The biophysical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of members of the young family is explored. A focus on women's health issues is incorporated in the course content. The role of the family nurse practitioner in caring for the young family is identified.  Students will complete a minimum of 224 hours of precepted clinical. 

    NURS 522 Clinical Management of the Mature and Aging Families (7 credits) 

    Combining lecture and clinical practicum, this course provides the family nurse practitioner student with the necessary knowledge and clinical experience to assist mature and aging families with health promotion and chronic and acute health problems. The biophysical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of members of the mature and aging families is explored. A focus on women's health issues is incorporated in the course content. The role of the family nurse practitioner in caring for the mature and aging families is identified.  Students will complete a minimum of 224 hours of precepted clinical. 

    NURS 523 Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Internship (5 credits)  

    Combining biweekly seminars and clinical practicum, this course provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice through an intensive internship experience. Focus is on the domains and competencies of the nurse practitioner as direct provider of primary health care. The student will be guided in the practicum by nursing practitioners and physician preceptors in a variety of settings.  Students will complete a minimum of 224 hours of precepted clinical. 

    NURS 698 Capstone Project (3 credits)

    Scholarly project is intended to be innovative, scholarly, and relevant to advanced nursing practice. It is completed under the supervision the course faculty member.

     

  • Contact Information

    Program Coordinator:

    Cayleigh Minter,DNP,CRNP
    Office: Caputo Hall, Room 122
    Phone: 717-871-5341
    Email: cayleigh.minter@millersville.edu

     

    Department of Nursing:

    Location and Hours:
    127 Caputo Hall
    Mon.- Fri.  8:30a to 5p

    Mailing Address:
    Millersville University
    PO Box 1002 (1 S. George St)
    Millersville, PA 17551

    Tel:  717-871-4274
    Fax: 717-871-7919
    Email: Nursing@millersville.edu