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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science with Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) education at South University, Cleveland prepares advanced practice nurses for the current and evolving primary health care system.

The South University, College of Nursing and Public Health, MSN degree program focuses on advanced health sciences knowledge and skills to prepare advanced clinicians to deliver leading edge, community-based primary health care to individuals and families across the lifespan. The program places a strong emphasis on health promotion as well as the development of positive health behaviors for clients at different developmental and age stages.

FNP students share course content with fellow students in the Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) programs where appropriate. This structure exposes students to a variety of expert specialty faculty and supports development of inter-specialty relationships in client management.

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization 38 Credit Hours
  • NSG6005 Pharmacology (4)
  • NSG6020 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment (6)
  • NSG6420 Practicum I: Family Health—Adult and Geriatrics (6)
  • NSG6430 Practicum II: Family Health—Women’s Health (6)
  • NSG6435 Practicum III: Family Health—Pediatrics (6)
  • NSG6440 Practicum IV Family Health—Primary Care (6)
  • NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing (4)


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