In modern healthcare settings, it’s not uncommon for nurse practitioners to fill the roles that were formerly reserved for physicians. As the shortage of primary care providers intensifies, family nurse practitioners are stepping up with the clinical expertise and credentials to fill the gap. And you can join them.
Choose Duquesne University’s online MSN‑FNP program, and you can gain the skills to interpret medical information and deliver holistic treatment plans that emphasize both care and cure.
3 start dates
No GRE required
Earning a graduate degree takes your delivery of patient care to a new level — a deeper one. Family NPs are more involved with their patients, families and community.
When you really get to know your patients, you actually discover more about who you are as a nurse practitioner. That’s just one of the many rewarding aspects of becoming an FNP.
She’s more than a lead faculty member at Duquesne University’s School of Nursing. She’s also an alumnus, having earned her BSN in 1990. She knows firsthand what it’s like to balance graduate school, work, and family. She’s passionate about educating the next generation of family nurse practitioners. And she’s ready to pass her knowledge along to you.
Director, Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program
Laura started her career as a clinical nurse on the Heart Lung Transplant Unit at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital. After earning her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997, she worked in a variety of settings, including:
Currently, Laura is working with several physician colleagues and nurse practitioners in a palliative medicine and geriatric practice — providing care in geriatric facilities in Beaver County.
She will start her DNP beginning in the fall of 2017 and maintains an active role in the advanced‑practice nursing community:
We are known for our personal touch with students. It’s what sets us apart. Our curriculum is built to prepare you for advanced-practice certification — and you’ll receive regular, one-on-one support from our FNP faculty throughout the program. We’re on this journey with you. And your success is our highest priority.
|GPNG 523||Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 Credits|
|GPNG 524||Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development||3 Credits|
|GPNG 525||Organizational and Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare||3 Credits|
|GPNG 526||Health Care Ethics in Practice and Policy||3 Credits|
|GPNG 527||Clinical Prevention and Population‑Based Health Promotion||3 Credits|
|GPNG 528||Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing
Required campus clinical lab of 25 hours.
|GPNG 529||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3 Credits|
|GPNG 530||Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3 Credits|
|GNFN 508||Foundations of Family Care: Women||3 Credits|
|GNFN 509||Foundations of Family Care: Infants, Children & Adolescents||4 Credits|
|GNFN 510||Foundations of Family and Individual Care I
Course includes three-day on‑campus residency.
|GNFN 511||Foundations of Family and Individual Care II||5 Credits|
|GNFN 512||Transitioning to Advanced Practice Nursing||3 Credits|
Online MSN-FNP students must complete two three‑day residencies.
Note: Curriculum is subject to change.