The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

FNP Curriculum

BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Role Curriculum Pattern
Semester 1
Fall
 
NURS 705 Scholarly Communication 3 credits
NURS 613

CNL Role: Introduction

1 credit
  Semester Total 4 credits
     
Semester 2
Spring
 
NURS 701 Applied Data Analysis 3 credits
NURS 711 Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare 3 credits
NURS 615 CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator (60 hours) 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 3   
Summer
 
NURS 702 (or MPH 621) Epidemiology 3 credits
NURS 763 Management of Financial Resources 3 credits
NURS 762 Financial Resource Management Basics 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 4 Fall  
NURS 614 Healthcare Systems Leadership 3 credits
NURS 623 CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader (60 hours) 1 credit
NURS 754 Policy and Ethical Implications for Healthcare Outcomes 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 5 Spring  
NURS 628 CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager (60 hours) 1 credit
NURS 704 Healthcare Informatics 3 credit
NURS 706 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 6 Summer  
NURS 651 CNL Role: Synthesis 2 credits
NURS 653 Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader (220 hours) 2 credits
NURS 707 Applied Drug Therapy 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 7 Fall  
NURS 730 Advanced Assessment Skills Practicum 2 credits
NURS 731 Advanced Assessment Skills 3 credits
NURS 765 Project and Practice Management 3 credits
  Semester Total 8 credits
 
CNL Exam
 
 
MSN AWARDED CREDITS
49 credits
     
Semester 8 Spring  
NURS 740 Primary Care I: Practicum 3 credits
NURS 741 Primary Care I 3 credits
NURS 749 Qualifying Project 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 9
Summer
 
NURS 750 Primary Care II: Practicum 3 credits
NURS 751 Primary Care II 3 credits
 
Semester Total
6 credits
     
Semester 10
Fall
 
NURS 770 Primary Care III: Clinical Practicum 3 credits
NURS 771 Primary Care III 3 credits
NURS 756 Leadership in Complex Adaptive Systems 3 credits
 
Semester Total
9 credits
     
Semester 11
Spring
 
NURS 780 Primary Care IV: Practicum 3 credits
NURS 781 Primary Care IV 3 credits
 
Semester Total
6 credits
     
Semester 12
Summer
 
NURS 789 DNP Project 1 credit
NURS 795 DNP Residency 3 credit
 
Semester Total
4 credit
  TOTAL CREDIT 81 CREDIT
*  Must complete 500 -1000 hours of supervised clinical service. 
** Upon completion of NURS 651, students will need to take the CNL Examination in order to progress to further coursework and be awarded the MSN degree.

For course descriptions, see the online catalog.