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Specialty Coursework

Note: Students enrolling in one of these NP specialties will need to first complete the MSN core courses before they may begin the NP specialty course requirements listed below. Nurses who already have an MSN from APU or another institution may enroll in a Post-Master’s Credential program to obtain their NP specialty.

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Course Requirements

The ANP Specialty includes 12 clinical units equalling 540 clinical hours. Note: Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.

Advanced Practice Specialty Courses20 units
GNRS 591
Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family
4 (2/2)
GNRS 592A
Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family
6 (3/3)
GNRS 592B
Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum
2 (0/2)
GNRS 593
Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family
4 (2/2)
GNRS 540
Care Management
2 (2/0)
GNRS 541
Clinical Practicum in Care Management
2 (0/2)
Specialization Option CoursesNone required
Concluding Courses1-3 units
Total: MSN + Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)43-45 units

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Course Requirements

The FNP Specialty includes 13 clinical units equalling 585 clinical hours. Note: Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.

Advanced Practice Specialty Courses18 units
GNRS 590A
Primary Health Care of the Young Family
6 (3/3)
GNRS 591
Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family
4 (2/2)
GNRS 592A
Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family
6 (3/3)
GNRS 592B
Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum
2 (0/2)
Specialization Option Courses4 units
Students take both of the following:
GNRS 540
Care Management
2 (2/0)
GNRS 541
Clinical Practicum in Care Management
2 (0/2)
Or choose one of the following:
GNRS 593
Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family
4 (2/2)
GNRS 589
Adolescent Health Care
2–4
Concluding Courses1-3 units
Total: MSN + Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)45-47 units

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Course Requirements

The PNP Specialty includes 12 clinical units equalling 540 clinical hours. Note: Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.

GNRS 510
Family Theory in Health Care
2
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses18 units
GNRS 590A
Primary Health Care of the Young Family
6 (3/3)
GNRS 590B
Clinical Practicum in Pediatrics
3 (0/3)
GNRS 532
Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics
5 (2/3)
GNRS 589
Adolescent Health Care
2–4
Specialization Option CoursesNone required
Elective Courses (optional)4 units
Students take both of the following:
GNRS 540
Care Management
2 (2/0)
GNRS 541
Clinical Practicum in Care Management
2 (0/2)
Concluding Courses1-3 units
Total: MSN + Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)43-45 units

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Course Requirements

The PMHNP Specialty includes 12 clinical units equalling 540 clinical hours. Note: Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.

GNRS 510
Family Theory in Health Care
2
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses28 units
GNRS 533
Psychiatric Theories across the Life Span
2
GNRS 534
Psychiatric Assessment across the Life Span
2
GNRS 535
Psychiatric Interventions and Health Promotion across the Life Span
5 (3/2)
GNRS 536
Psychiatric Interventions with the Adult and Aging Client
3 (1/2)
GNRS 537
Psychiatric Interventions with the Adolescents
3 (2/1)
GNRS 538
Psychiatric Interventions with Selected Vulnerable Populations
3 (1/2)
GNRS 539
Advanced Psychopharmacology
2
GNRS 589
Adolescent Health Care
2–4
GNRS 593
Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family
4 (2/2)
Specialization Option CoursesNone required
Concluding Courses1-3 units
Total: MSN + Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)53-55 units
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.