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School of Nursing
334 W Palmer Avenue
103 Ware Rhaney Building
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 
GRADUATE PROGRAM

The FAMU School of Nursing offers the Master of Science degree with emphasis in (1) Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) and (2) Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) preparation as both on-site and on-line programs.  The master’s program prepares nurses with the knowledge base and practice experiences necessary for advanced practice in primary health care with adults across the life span.  The program can be completed in five semesters of full time study.
NOTE:  The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program is temporarily suspended.

Program Learning Outcomes
    1.    Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, best evidence and nursing to support
           advanced practice nursing. 
    2.    Utilize leadership skills to foster collaboration, change, and advocacy to influence advanced
           practice nursing and improve health care.
    3.    Use best available evidence to implement initiatives to continuously improve quality and 
           safety in health care.
    4.    Integrate evidence, clinical guidelines, and clinical investigative skills to guide advanced
           practice nursing and improve health outcomes.
    5.    Utilize appropriate technologies and information literacy skills to optimize health outcomes
           in advanced practice nursing.
    6.    Demonstrate an understanding of the development, analysis, and evaluation of health
           policies and health care affecting advanced practice nursing and health outcomes.
    7.    Analyze complex health systems to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes.
    8.   Apply ethical principles in decision-making to achieve sound solutions to issues related to
          individuals, populations and systems of care.
    9.   Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for patient-centered care and professional
          development.
  10.   Provide competent evidence-based advance practice nursing care within a primary care
          setting to diverse individuals, families and groups and manage heath and illness for adults
          across the life span. 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program prepares nurses for advanced practice with young adults, adults, and older adults in primary care.  The focus of the AGPCNP is to provide patient-centered care by employing evidence-based practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The AGPCNP program builds upon the base of the FAMU School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Program and the following graduate core courses:  NGR 6740 Professional Role Development; NGR 5110 Theories in Nursing; NGR 5810 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice; NGR 6891 Health Policy and Nursing; NGR 5742 Role of APN in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; NGR 5209 Clinical Management of Older Adults; NGR 6291 Special Issues Across the Adult Life Span.

The graduates of this program are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Certification Examination or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program’s (AANPCP) Certification Examination for AGPCNP and apply for licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.   FAMU School of Nursing Graduate Program  AGPCNP competencies are consistent with the NP Competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF[2012]) and the AGPCNP Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN [2010]), which can be found at the following websites:

http://www.nonpf.com/associations/10789/files/NPCoreCompetenciesFinal2012.pdf http://www.aacn.nche.edu/geriatric-nursing/adultgeroprimcareNPcomp.pdf

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares graduates to provide primary care services to women throughout their lifespan. The program focuses on women’s health care to women across the life cycle with emphasis on conditions unique to women from menarche through the remainder of their life cycle within the context of socio-cultural environments: interpersonal, family and community. In providing care, the WHNP considers the inter-relationship of gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status and socio-political power differentials. 

The WHNP program builds upon the base of the FAMU School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Program and the following graduate core courses:  NGR 6740 Professional Role Development; NGR 5110 Theories in Nursing; NGR 5810 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice; NGR 6891 Health Policy and Nursing; NGR 5742 Role of APN in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; NGR 5209 Clinical Management of Older Adults; NGR 6291 Special Issues Across the Adult Life Span.

The graduate of this specialty is eligible to sit for  the National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification examination as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and can  apply for licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Competencies of the graduate of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner are consistent with the NP Competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF[2012]) and  WHNP Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN [2010]), as well as the WHNP Competencies of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).  These competencies are found at:

http://www.npwh.org/files/public/WHNP_EducGuide_finalOct.pdf  and
http://www.ncccwebsite.org/resources/docs/2014-2hnp-candidate_guide.pdf

Post-Master's Certificate (PMC) Program

The Florida A&M University School of Nursing master’s program provides post-master’s certificate (PMC) program for both non-advanced practice nursing (Non-APN) master’s graduates and APN master’s graduates who want to become AGPCNP.  Non-APN graduates are those who hold master’s degree in a non-advance practice nursing role such as nursing education or nursing administration.  APN graduate applicants are those who have master’s degree in nursing with national certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or NP in other specialties such as pediatric nurse practitioner or neonatal nurse practitioner. (Please call 850-599-3458 prior to submitting an application for the PMC Program)

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