Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Xavier University prepares baccalaureate and masters prepared registered nurses in the nurse practitioner role with the population focus of family / individual across lifespan. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) will apply family centered primary care including preventive care, diagnosis and treatment, as well as health maintenance and management of chronic illness to individuals across the life span in predominantly ambulatory primary care settings. The FNP track follows an integration of the MSN and nurse practitioner core courses and practicum experiences specific to the preparation of a family nurse practitioner.  The course of study will culminate with an immersion practicum in the role of the FNP.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track Courses

28 semester hours / 600 clinical hours; required in addition to 19 semester hour MSN core, synthesis and application

MSN Core/Synthesis/Application variations for FNP: NURS 754, NURS 703 & NURS 705 are not required.

Nurse Practitioner Core (9 semester hours)

Course Course Title (Credit Hours)
NURS 658 Clinical Pharmacology (3)
NURS 680 Advanced Pathophysiology for RNs (3)
NURS 756 Advanced Health Assessment for RNs (3)

FNP Core (19 semester hours)

Course Course Title (Credit Hours) Clinical Hours
NURS 770 Primary Care FNP Role (3)  
NURS 771 Childbearing Family Care Practicum (1)* 120
NURS 772 Childbearing Family Care (3)  
NURS 773 Pediatric and Adolescent Family Care Practicum (1)* 120
NURS 774 Pediatric and Adolescent Family Care (3)  
NURS 775 Adult and Geriatric Family Care Practium (1)* 120
NURS 776 Adult and Geriatric Family Care (3)  
NURS 777 FNP in Practice Practicum (2)* 240
NURS 778 FNP in Practice (1)  
NURS 779 Applied Interprofessional Collaboration (1)  

( )* indicates the number of didactic credit hours to practicum credit hour.  Each practicum credit hour is 8 clinical contact hours:  1:8. The total number of practicum hours required for the FNP is 600.

Pre/Co-requisites: NURS 770 is pre/co-req for NURS 775/776 & are prereqs for NURS 773/774 & NURS 771/772.

Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate

Experienced registered nurses with an MSN from a regionally accredited college or university and CCNE accreditation are eligible to apply for the post-master's certificate program. The FNP post master's certificate program requires between 19 to 28 semester hours, depending upon the applicant's previous completed course work. Learn more »

Please contact the advisor of this track for more information:

Dr. Kimberly Toole
Assistant Professor and FNP Coordinator
School of Nursing
Office: (513) 745-3095