Prepare to Lead as a Primary Care Provider
For experienced and ambitious RN’s ready to advance to the role of primary care provider, the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner) makes it possible to pursue your educational and career goals. This online nursing bridge program, offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, is designed for nurses who have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to provide essential foundations for master’s-level nursing studies.
What You Will Learn
In the family nurse practitioner bridge program, you will be immersed in six pre-MSN courses covering:
- Foundations of professional nursing
- Health assessment
- Interpretation and evaluation of statistics and statistical methods
- Nursing and healthcare industry research
- Caring for diverse populations
- Advances in assessment and pathophysiology
- Reviewing current research and application of evidence-based practices to patient care
Your Next Degree
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree prepares professional nurses for advanced practice as primary care providers. Gain the skills necessary to manage all phases of preventive care, including health promotion, diagnosis and management for individuals, families, and communities. Learn evidence-based practices in health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, while building key competency in culturally intelligent patient care. This Master of Science in Nursing program includes two on-campus experiences designed to provide hands-on skill development in key areas, collaboration with peers and in-depth preparation for national certification exams.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.