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With a focus on assessment, prevention and instruction, our master of science in nursing gives you a broad education, applicable to today’s evolving healthcare field. An FNP emphasis focuses on primary care across the lifespan with practicums that prepare you for this specialty. Family nurse practitioners demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, the relevance of the family’s identified community in the delivery of family-centered care.


  • Curriculum meets AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) standards.
  • A challenging yet supportive academic environment
  • Accredited university program
  • Experienced faculty with real world experience
  • Courses are offered in a blended format
  • Cohorts meet face-to-face for class one afternoon per week
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Guaranteed practicum
  • Coursework includes problem-solving of simulated scenarios

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the program, with an FNP emphasis, you will be prepared for teaching, leadership, informatics and healthcare technologies, evidence-based clinical practice, as well as caring for individuals and families.

Program director

Stacy Manning, D.N.P., NP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Admission requirements

  • Complete application packet
    • Application form
    • $90 fee
    • Official transcripts
    • Three reference forms
    • Statement of intent
    • Resume or Curriculum vitae
    • Personal interview
  • BSN degree from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Active California registered nursing (RN) license
  • Completion of statistics, chemistry and an upper division writing requirement


  • Certified background check
  • Evidence of current physical exam and immunization
  • Evidence of current malpractice insurance

*Required by end of first semester.

Course listing

Required Courses

NURS-700Professional Foundation and Advanced Nursing Role Development3
NURS-705Christian Values for Social Justice, Health Care Economics and Advocacy3
NURS-710Nursing Curriculum, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation3
NURS-710AMicroteaching Practicum*1
NURS-715Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS-720Advanced Patho-Physiology3
NURS-725Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS-730Advanced Nursing Research3
NURS-735Primary Prevention: Individual, Family and Community Health3
NURS-735APrimary Prevention Practicum**3
NURS-740AThesis/Project Development2
NURS-740BThesis/Project Development1
NURS-745Secondary Clinical Prevention: Individual, Family and Community Health3
NURS-745ASecondary Prevention Practicum: Individual, Family**3
NURS-750Tertiary Prevention: Older Adults3
NURS-750ATertiary Prevention Practicum**3
NURS-755Systems Leadership, Business and Budget Planning3
NURS-760Role Synthesis and Evaluation for Advance Practice2
NURS-790Clinical Immersion Experience***3

* 45 hours
** 135 hours
*** 225 hours minimum