The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is in accordance with the mission of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University “to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people, especially those most in need.” The MSN-FNP program complements the knowledge and skill set of baccalaureate prepared registered nurses (BSN) with advanced training in primary health care to newborns, infants, children, adults, pregnant and postpartum women and older adults and reaching those most in need through purposeful practicum experiences in rural and/or medically underserved settings.
The Franciscan University FNP Program offers a unique structure for articulation and educational access to advanced study in nursing. The design promotes sharing of resources and responsibilities through a collegial and collaborative relationship among nursing faculty and students representing diverse educational backgrounds and experiences in nursing and higher education. Goals of the program include: a) sharing resources and talent with other programs and health professionals to maximize student learning, b) coordinate consistent practicum learning experiences in predominately medically underserved and/or rural settings, and c) offer a curriculum that promotes collaborative, culturally appropriate, ethical, evidence-based care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Upon program completion, graduates will meet certification requirements to write for the FNP certifying examination.
MSN-FNP Program Graduate Learning Outcomes
The program graduate learning outcomes are derived from the mission and core values of Franciscan University, the AACN Essentials for Master’s Education (2011), and the NONPF Core Competencies (2012). Program graduate learning outcomes provide clear statements of expected graduate learning outcomes at the completion of the program.
Upon graduation, the graduate will: