Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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The online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walsh University is more flexible and affordable than similar programs, plus offers dedicated 1-on-1 support. You can also continue to work full-time and still graduate in only 2.5 years.

Learn more by getting your program brochure.

Online FNP Program Fast Facts

  • Smaller classes and dedicated, proactive support from a student success advisor to ensure your success
  • You can work full-time while you complete the program in just 2.5 years - so it's quicker and flexible for your schedule
  • One of the most affordable tuition rates ($705/credit hour)
  • Flexible financial aid

Walsh University Recognition

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #5 Nursing School in Ohio (Nursing Schools Almanac)
  • #49 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)

Ranked #46 for Regional Universities Midwest by US News & World Report

CCNE Accredited Online MSN-FNP Program from Walsh University in Ohio

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University is accredited by the CCNE.

FNP Program Online from Walsh University

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

Online FNP Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online FNP program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

NURS 600 – Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the development of nursing knowledge, theory and their relationship to nursing education, practice and research. A historical overview of concept and theory development in nursing and related disciplines is explored as well as the process of critiquing, evaluating, and utilizing nursing theories.

Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 614 – Adv Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

This course builds on the student’s knowledge and skills of basic health assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research-based methodologies and skills will be incorporated to assist students in the comprehensive assessment of individuals, including advanced communication skills such as clinical interviewing and focused history taking, psychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making.

Interpretation of data for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal findings as well as for recognition of potential and/or actual health problems will also be addressed. This course requires 30 laboratory hours.

NURS 640 – Clinical Assessment & Management 3 sem. hrs.

This course builds on the student's knowledge and skills of Advanced Health Assessment, focusing on the diagnostic process within the primary care context. Evidence-based practice will be incorporated to assist students through the inductive process of moving from specific physical findings or patient concerns to possible diagnoses based on history, physical, and laboratory and diagnostic tests.

Students will be expected to synthesize diagnostic information in order to arrive at appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans. The course will require some lab time.

Prerequisite: NUR 614.

NURS 645 – FNP: Care of Women 6 sem. hrs.

This course presents theories, principles and skills in assessing, promoting, and maintaining the health of women across the lifespan, with a focus on the gynecologic and reproductive health needs of women. Management of common health problems is included.

Clinical experiences will focus on competency in the evidence-based management of women’s health. (100 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All Core Courses Completed, NURS 640

NURS 649 – FNP: Care of Family in Primary Care 5 sem. hrs.

This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program. It synthesizes all material from the previous FNP courses and focuses on refining and integrating clinical learning modalities, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and evaluation for all members of the family, including rural and underserved populations.

Didactic and clinical experiences promote a seamless transition into professional practice. (200 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All core courses and all FNP clinical courses (FNP I-IV).