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The Graduate School

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Advanced Practice

The FNP major prepares the graduate to assume a role as an advanced practice nurse. The coursework prepares the student to sit for a National Certification Exam to become a family nurse practitioner (Otterbein has consistently achieved an exceptional FNP pass rate).

The curriculum is designed with a core online component, and a science core comprised of advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology. The clinical component is comprised of courses in wellness, acute/common illnesses, complex/chronic illnesses for adult, women and child populations. Clinical courses (600 clinical hours) are precepted by a nurse practitioner or physician arranged by the student in collaboration with nursing faculty.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • Application Standards

  • Application Criteria

  • Application Process

  • Curriculum Requirements

  • Distance Learning Options

Sample Course Grid

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