Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and interested in becoming a family nurse practitioner can do so by attending classes once a month on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Instruction by highly qualified faculty in an environment with state-of-the-art technology and the opportunity to complete clinical experiences close to home make this program a must for those interested in advancing their careers. After completion of 45 units (33 units of theory and 12 units of clinical practice) the graduate receives a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree as a family nurse practitioner.
The MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Family Nurse Practitioner program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Successful completion of the FNP program satisfies the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for active, licensed RNs to use the title of Nurse Practitioner in California and graduates are not required to obtain national certification, although the program strongly recommends that they do so. Graduates are prepared to sit for the national American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations.
The fall 2014 application period for the Family Nurse Practitioner is now closed. The next available semester will be spring 2015. The deadline for spring 2015 is October 20, 2014.