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Family Nurse Practitioner


Official Name of Program

Family Nurse Practitioner

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

33473 - FNP-MS

CIP Code


  • Develop graduates with excellence in practice, research, scholarship and teaching

  • Recruit, retain and graduate a highly qualified, diverse student body prepared for successful professional practice.

  • Prepare alumnae who are engaged in continuous improvement and lifelong learning with a commitment to the college and the profession.

  • Engage in collaborative efforts with multiple stakeholders in improving the health and wellness of diverse populations and a commitment to community service.

 Program Objectives

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing, natural, social, and human sciences as the foundation for improving practice outcomes and developing an evidence-based approach to professional practice.

  • Demonstrate ways of knowing through research, analysis, evaluation of nursing theory, reflective practice, and implementation of best practices.

  • Demonstrate leadership role development through clinical expertise, negotiation and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

  • Develop inter-subjective awareness of health care systems in addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations, providers, and other stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the advancement of healthcare policy and practice through the analysis of large complex systems and collaboration with others using theory, research and clinical knowledge.

  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and community members to identify and analyze ethical, legal and social issues in health care practices, research, and policies.

  • Demonstrate specialized strategies and skills, including technology, in facilitating complex decision making in the delivery of quality care.