Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Public and Global Health
The Public and Global Health course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The bi-annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (FNP-CP) prepares nurses in advanced practice for clinical leadership and scholarship in community oriented primary care. Graduates will be eligible to make application to take the ANA Certification examination for Family Nurse Practitioners. The FNP-CP emphasis is on the assessment, treatment, primary prevention, and evaluation of actual or potential client health problems within a family framework. Principles from the physiological and behavioral sciences will be used to plan the management of client problems in various health care settings. FNP-CP practice is based on an epidemiological approach to health problems, an understanding of family and community systems, the management of resources and economics, the use of appropriate technology, and the ability to collaborate, consult, and refer to other members of the health care team. Clinical practice will provide the student with experience in the health problems of children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly through the use of health maintenance organizations, nurse practitioner clinics, student health services, and rural clinics. Competence in physical assessment skills is a prerequisite to entering the program as well as a basic statistics course. The program can be completed in six semesters of full-time study. Part-time study is also available, however, students must complete the program in five years.
For further information, call Cherie Stewart (422-4142), graduate secretary, or Mary Williams, (422-5626)
The student must meet the following:
Management of Family Health
Advanced Pathophysiology and Evidence-Based Practice
Pharmacology in Advanced Practice
Advanced Health Assessment
Management of Common Disorders
Advanced Practice Nursing Roles, Issues and Ethics
Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Reasoning
Health Care Policy and Finance
Management of Chronic Disorders
Management of Acute Disorders
Family Nurse Practitioner Internship
Nurs 555 (3:3:0) Pharmacology in Advanced Practice- Principles of pharmacology and drug therapy for advanced-practice nurses.
Nurs 606 (3:3:0) Advanced Practice Nursing Roles, Issues and Ethics - Exploration of professional roles, issues, and ethics for advanced practice nurses.
Nurs 608 (2:2:0) Health Care Policy and Finance - Acquisition of knowledge and skills to influence health care policy and utilize fiscal accountability to provide quality cost-effective care.
Nurs 619 (2:2:0) Advanced Pathophysiology and Evidence-Based Practice - The study of cellular physiology, inflammatory and immune response applied to complex disease states and evidence based clinical decision making.
Nurs 621 (3:2:1) Advanced Health Assessment - Development of physical assessment techniques.
Nurs 622 (6:4:2) Management of Common Disorders - Prerequisite: Nurs 619 and Nurs 621 Health promotion and prevention of common psychosocial and physiological disorders; diagnosis and management of common alterations across the life span.
Nurs 627 (3:2:1) Management of Family Health - Theoretical foundations and strategies to manage family health.
Nurs 629 (2:2:0) Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Reasoning - Prerequisite: Nurs 619 The study of pathology underlying complex disease states and the physiologic basis for therapy and management.
Nurs 630 (6:4:2) Management of Chronic Disorders - Prerequisite: Nurs 622 Health promotion and prevention of chronic psychosocial and physiological disorders; diagnosis and management of chronic alterations across the life span.
Nurs 632 (5:3:2) Management of Acute Disorders - Prerequisite: Nurs 630 Health promotion and prevention of acute psychosocial and physiological disorders; diagnosis and management of acute alterations across the life span.
Nurs 635R (8:2:6) Family Nurse Practitioner Internship - Prerequisite: All program courses & Internship as a Family Nurse Practitioner