Family Nurse Practitioner

Overview

Advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacotherapy provide a basis for clinical decision making with a focus on diagnosing, managing, and collaborating to help patients maintain and optimize their health. Additional coursework will provide the knowledge and skills to emphasize health promotion and prevention of disease in addition to helping patients manage acute and chronic health conditions. Partnering with patients and their families to achieve their health goals using evidence based interventions is emphasized thorughout the program.

Working with standardized patients (actors) before beginning clinical rotations facilitates the transition to actual practice. Students will have the opportunity to practice in diverse settings, including rural areas and among underserved populations, in office, clinic, and tertiary practices throughout Vermont. Gradutates will be eligible for either American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Curriculum

Pre–requisites
Core Courses – 15 credits
Track Courses – 39 credits
Comprehensive Exam
Project: GRNU 390 (3 credits) or Thesis: GRNU 391 (6 credits)

TOTAL: 60 credits