- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Overview and Objectives
The University of North Dakota Family Nurse Practitioner Track prepares the student for advanced practice nursing in family/primary care. The course of study is five semesters which includes one six-week summer session. The curriculum has 57-59 required credits with a minimum of 680 practicum hours. Enrollment is limited. Completed applications must be submitted by January 15 for fall admission. A successful interview by the Admissions Committee is a part of the admission process.
The program utilizes a clinical preceptorship model to provide the FNP student the opportunity to obtain extended clinical experiences in a primary care setting. The preceptorship bridges theory and actual practice and allows the student to try new skills and develop the nurse practitioner role. Students are provided the opportunity to socialize into the nurse practitioner role by becoming a health care team member with the preceptor providing guidance as a role model, mentor, and resource person.
Students will work with the Clinical Placement Coordinator and faculty for preceptor selection, orientation, and evaluation.
Preceptorships provide the clinical experience for three practicums during the course of study. The first practicum focuses on interviewing and health assessment skills. This is a six-week practicum of approximately 32 clinical hours per week (180 total hours minimum). The second and third practicums focus on acute, emergent, and chronic conditions, as well as interviewing, health assessment, diagnosis, pharmocologic intervention, and patient education. Each practicum lasts 13 weeks (225 clinical hours minimum). Students participate in a one-week intensive on campus each semester.
The FNP Track objectives build upon the Department of Nursing Masters Degree Program Outcomes by expecting that upon completion the student will be able to:
- Integrate theories, research, and experiential knowledge into advanced family nursing practice.
- Demonstrate advanced practice nursing skills in the provision of health care for patients throughout their lifespan, consistent with ANA's Scope and Standards of Practice for advance practice nurses.
- Manage the patient population within a complex healthcare delivery system.
- Contribute to the development of family advanced practice nursing through evidence-based practice, leadership, policy and education.
- Integrate relationships between social, cultural, political and economic issues and health care delivery for patients throughout their lifespan and their families.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in order to provide high quality health care.