Family Nurse Practitioner Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Pursue the knowledge and skills to deliver comprehensive primary care to clients from infancy to adulthood.

    The Master of Science program with a concentration in family nurse practitioner focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and strategies for meeting patients’ primary care needs through a family-centered approach to health promotion and illness intervention. Upon completion of the family nurse practitioner track, you will be eligible for family nurse practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

    Students take 18 credits in core nursing courses and 15 credits in the specialty concentration. Students complete specialty coursework in advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology, health promotion, disease prevention, differential diagnosis, and disease management. Students are required to complete a minimum of 600 faculty-supervised clinical hours.

    Family Nurse Practitioner Board Passing Rates
    Endicott College
     2015 10 students graduated 90%
     2016 24 students graduated 91.67%

     Family Nurse Practitioner Board Passing Rates
    National Average
    ANCC 2015 75% AANP 2015 81.6%
    2016 82.3% 2016  81.6%

    Family Nurse Practitioner Job Rates
    Endicott College
    2015 10 students graduated 100%
    2016 24 students graduated 81%

    • Pentucket Medical Associated Cardiology
    • Primary Care Lahey Lynnfield
    • NSPG Salem
    • Family Practice in Danvers
    • Lahey Primary Care Beverly
    • Dana Farber
    • FMA in Manchester
    • Breast center at Hallmark Health
    • HVMA Peabody
    • Express Care at Pentucket Medical in Lawrence, MA
    • North Shore Community Health, INC Salem (NSCHI)
    • CVS Minute Clinic
    • Pentucket Medical Associates Urgent Care
    • Pentucket Medical Associates
    • Lawrence General Hospital
    • Exeter Hospital NH
    • Commonwealth Care Alliance Boston
    • Lung Specialists of Merrimack Valley
    • Southcoast Health, Dartmouth, MA
    • Advance Health, Lahey Urgent care
    • Brigham & Women's Hospital
    • Care Well Urgent Care
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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization
    • Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice
    • Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research
    • Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
    • Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship
    • Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
    • Foster sensitivity to the individual's connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations

    Required Curriculum

    Pre-Master's Pathway

    The Pre-Master's Pathway is designed for applicants who are registered nurses with an Associate degree or diploma in nursing who have a Bachelor degree or higher degree in a field other than nursing. This option offers alternative methods of qualifying for admission to the Graduate School based on transfer of academic courses and course enrollment. In order to be admitted to the Pre-Master's Pathway, students are required to have completed undergraduate professional nursing courses in nursing leadership, nursing research and concepts/practice in community health. Students may have to submit the course syllabi from other nursing schools for evaluation or enroll in courses at Endicott College to meet these requirements.

    Although the Pre-Master's Pathway does not grant a Bachelor degree in nursing, it can enable the student to meet the criteria for admission into the graduate program in nursing. The Pre-Master's Pathway grants exemptions for the specific graduate program admission requirement of a nursing baccalaureate degree.

    Once students have been accepted into the program and completed the necessary prerequisites, they will follow the Traditional Master's course work.

    If applicable to applicant, the four additional pre-requisite courses are:

    MTH 126 - Applied Statistics
    NU 306 - Nursing Research
    *Designated Writing Course
    NU 408 - Leadership and Management in Nursing
    NU 411 - Community Health Nursing

    Total Degree Requirements for Pre-Master's Pathway - 13 credits

    Traditional Master's Pathway

    The Traditional Master's Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The common course of study for each specialty includes graduate core courses in theories, research process and design, and contemporary issues and trends that influence nursing practice. The courses follow a detailed sequence needed to develop expertise in each concentration.

    Program of Study: Required Courses (six courses)

    NUR 502 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Advanced Nursing Practice^
    NUR 508 - Role Development Within Professional Organizations
    NUR 525 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
    NUR 504 - Managing Operations, Finance, and Risk
    NUR 574 - Nursing Research I: Methods
    NUR 575 - Nursing Research II: Project

    Subtotal of Core Credit Hours - 18 credits

    Nursing Education Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 561 - Nurse as the Educator
    NUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program Evaluation
    NUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching
    NUR 509 - Internship in Educator Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Nursing Administration Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 526 - Nurse as the Administrator
    NUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing Leadership
    NUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality Outcomes
    NUR 582 - Internship in Administrator Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Global Health Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 541 - Nurse in Global Health
    NUR 542 - Principals of Global Health
    NUR 543 - Global Health Nursing: Assessment and Evaluation
    NUR 544 - Internship in Global Nursing Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Family Nurse Practitioner (six courses)

    NUR 551 - Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 552 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
    NUR 553 - Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner
    NUR 563 - Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children, & Adolescent
    NUR 564 - Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum for care of Adult and Geriatrics^

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Total Degree Requirements - 33 credits


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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Accreditations

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.

Contact Us

Jessica Ochs
Associate Director, Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Program
978-232-3007