MS Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

This program of study lists the courses that you will be required to complete to meet graduation requirements.

Year One Fall Semester Credits
NURS 565 Nurse as Educator 3
NURS 612 Family Nursing Theory 3
NURS 621 Clinical Pathophysiology 3
NURS 607 Advanced Health Assessment 3
  TOTAL 12 cr
Year One Spring Semester Credits
NURS 610 Nursing Theory 3
NURS 616 Advanced Nursing Research 3
NURS 640 Pharmacology 3
NURS 641 Clin Mgmt/FNP I 5
  TOTAL 14 cr
Year One Summer Semester Credits
NURS 613 Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
NURS 700 Thesis *** (Optional) 1-3
  Total 4-6 cr
Year Two Fall Semester Credits
NURS 626 Leadership for APN 3
NURS 642 Clinl Mgmt/FNP II 6
Graduate Elective OR Graduate Elective OR 3
NURS 655 OR Curriculum and Program Dev ++ OR 3
NURS 665 OR Educational Eval ++ OR 3
NURS 700 Thesis *** and 1-3
  TOTAL 12 cr
Year Two Spring Semester Credits
NURS 643 Clinl Mgmt/FNP III 6
Graduate Elective OR Graduate Elective OR 3
NURS 655 OR Curriculum and Program Dev ++ OR 3
NURS 665 OR Educational Eval ++ OR 3
NURS 700 Thesis *** 1-3
  TOTAL 9
TOTAL CREDITS MS FNP = 50 credits 50 (FNP)

PREREQUISITES

NURS 640 - NURS 621
NURS 655/NURS 665 - NURS 565
NURS 641 - NURS 607
NURS 642 - NURS 641
NURS 643 - NURS 642

PRE/COREQUISITES

NURS 607 - NURS 621
NURS 641 - NURS 565; 612; 616; 640
NURS 641 requires NURS 512 and NURS 565

Culminating Graduate Project is required if Thesis is not chosen
** Required for thesis option (Prerequisite is NURS 616 or equivalent)
*** Thesis option requires 6 credits in NURS 700 and graduate statistics
++ Required for education Minor (Prerequisite is NURS 565)


Application Deadline
MS Program
Fall Semester: June 1
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Director of Master's Program
Ibrahim Thabet

After becoming an RN with an associate’s degree, Ibrahim Thabet said, “I felt that my journey was not complete. I decided to continue my education at Upstate Medical University because of the school's rich tradition of prestige.

I could not have imagined an easier transition.” Ibrahim achieved his goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner by earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of Nursing.

—Ibrahim Thabet, FNP (2010)