Family/Individual Across the LifeSpan (FNP) Nurse Practitioner
Enrich your passion for patient-centered care with advanced clinical nursing skills, knowledge, and ability to become an advanced practice registered nurse through the Millersville University Wehrheim School of Nursing graduate-level Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program.
Why Study This Program?
For those looking to be a lead caregiver, learn how to transform your commitment to excellence and passion for nursing into quality patient-centered care through the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing graduate-level Nurse Practitioner program. With a robust curriculum, personalized faculty support, and diverse clinical opportunities, you’ll cultivate the specialized practicum skills that are essential to assess complicated healthcare needs across the lifespan, forge collaborative relationships with patients and colleagues across healthcare disciplines, and successfully plan and implement complex patient interventions with positive results that manage disease and promote health, .
Program options include fall and spring start dates at the Millersville campus as well as at our satellite campus in Harrisburg. Importantly, to maintain the effectiveness of this master's program, applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program, licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania, and a minimum of two-years clinical nursing experience.
Graduates of this program receive a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, with a Post-Master's Certificate option, both of which are currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). However, with renewal planned for 2023, the faculty carefully determined in 2022 the core values of the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) which are caring, diversity, integrity, and excellence align well with the core values of the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing -- exploration, professionalism, advocacy and action, diversity, and leadership. CNEA, affiliated with the National League for Nursing, already granted Pre-accreditation status through 2025 and we anticipate the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing will receive full accreditation status by CNEA following our review in 2023.
What Will You Learn?
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree path incorporates both theoretical foundations of advanced nursing and the opportunities for practical application as a Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner. Coursework includes Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Advanced Practice Professional Issues and Health Policy, Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technology, Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice, Health Assessment and Diagnostics for Advanced Nursing Practice, Pharmacology and Alternative Therapeutics in Advanced Nursing Practice, Clinical Management of the Young Family, Clinical Management of the Mature and Aging Families, Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Internship, and a Capstone Project.
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Clubs and Organizations
- Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nurses
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