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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for Certified Nurse Practitioners Option – Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

30-credit minimum

This option prepares the BSN-prepared nurse midwife and nurse practitioner who wants to expand their population focus and enables them to sit for a Family Nurse Practitioner national certification examination.

Program Code: NURS_MSN02

Required Courses

NURS 501Perspectives in Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS 503Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 504Advanced Human Pathophysiology
NURS 506Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice and Research
NURS 603Individual, Family, and Community Systems
NURS 604Research and Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 633Advanced Holistic Health Assessment
NURS 643Primary Care of the Childbearing Family
NURS 690Practicum in the Nurse Practitioner Role
NURS 694Capstone Seminar
NURS 705Capstone Project in Nursing


Clinical Courses:*

NURS 636Primary Care
NURS 637Primary Care III
NURS 638Primary Care II

*Required clinical courses will be determined based upon the area of current certification and practice.

TCNJ is currently accepting applications for the RN-BSN program, but owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year