Oct 02, 2023  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Family Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P.

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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program is designed to prepare nurses for Advanced Practice in providing primary care across the lifespan. The FNP program provides intensive preparation to provide comprehensive primary care with an interdisciplinary focus.  The program prepares students using didactic learning, laboratory skills, human patient simulation, and extensive clinical experiences providing care for all ages of patients.

Students in the FNP program will have the opportunity to learn in clinical experiences in the multidisciplinary TU Health Clinic, in addition to health clinics in Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma. Clinical sites are arranged by faculty to provide the best learning opportunity.

Graduates of the FNP program will be eligible to sit for Board Exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate outcomes of evidence based research and design appropriate interventions for specialized area of advanced nursing practice to improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations.
  • Apply advanced concepts of leadership and advocacy to influence policy, health systems, and consumerism in order to effect population health service improvement.
  • Integrate cultural sensitivity through an awareness of global health concerns to decrease health disparities.
  • Initiate resolutions to ethical dilemmas arising from system of organizational conflict.
  • Synthesizes nursing research and integration of best practice for change in professional practice based on scientific underpinnings for practice.
  • Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theory and theories borrowed from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate expertise in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Design comprehensive care for complex patients across the lifespan utilizing innovative, evidenced based methods.

The course load each semester is between 5-12 credit hours.  Students are considered as full-time students throughout the program.  

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