The Family Nurse Practitioner Program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the health care of individuals and their family across the life span in a changing health care system. Emphasis is on health promotion and primary care management of the acute and stable chronically ill patient. A Family Nurse Practitioner is provided with a broad preparation for the delivery of health services to individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings. Graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing and to take the Family Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exams through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
FNP Director: Dr. Phyllis Adams
This program provides you a background to:
- Assume responsibility as a Family Nurse Practitioner to provide health care in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and/or clinical management to patients and families in a variety of settings.
- Develop collaborative relationships with other health care providers to focus on economic, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors in the quality improvement of health care delivery for varied populations.
- Use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of health care delivery and clinical outcomes in Family Nurse Practitioner practice.
Ambulatory Clinics – Chronic/Illness Management in Acute Care/Emergency/Urgent Settings
Employee Health Clinics – Specialty practices such as diabetes, cardiovascular, oncology
Criminal Justice System – Home Health Agencies
Rural Health Clinics – College Health Centers
Case Manager – Managed Care Organizations
Long Term Care Unit – Alternative Health Care