Master of Science

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Program

Lincoln Memorial University’s MSN degree program, Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, prepares nurses inan advanced practice role with competencies in family health promotion and culturally competent clinical management of common conditions across the life span to promote adaptation. Clinical courses have a 1:4 credit hour to clinical hour ratio. The seventeen-month program requires 43 semester hours of graduate course work including 660 clinical hours. A Comprehensive Exam is required during the final semester. The Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) option is available. Students who already hold an MSN degree will be awarded a post-masters certificate in their chosen concentration.

Students may request full or part-time status for the FNP concentration. The part-time option is only offered on a space available basis. Students wishing a part-time option must first discuss this with Dr. Jennifer Savage (Jennifer.savage@lmunet.edu), FNP Concentration Director. Part- time FNP students must meet with their advisor to plan an individualized progression plan. This individualized plan helps to ensure that course prerequisites are met and future course availability. A change in status from part-time to full-time or vice versa must be approved by the FNP concentration and a new curriculum plan must be designed with the faculty advisor.

The full-time FNP curriculum plan is provided below. This concentration is offered at the Harrogate, Cedar Bluff, Kingsport sites, and online. Please note: The online studentwill be required to attend on-site intensives during the first semester.

Total Credits
43
Course Sequencing

Sample Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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