M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner

M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)

The 46-credit M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner prepares nurses to meet the health care needs of the family in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, schools, homes and work places.

It is designed for the Registered Nurse with a B.S. in nursing who wishes to acquire the clinical knowledge and skills needed for advance-practice nursing roles.

This program is presented in a blended format. All courses are web-enhanced using BlackBoard. Basic computer skills are required.

Approximately 45% of the class sessions are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.

The required credits, class hours and clinical hours for the program are:

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Class Hours 

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, Long Island University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, Long Island University are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB, Albany, New York 12234. Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCB).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Select relevant theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge to design, provide, and evaluate safe advanced nursing care to diverse clients in multiple settings.
  2. Formulate leadership behaviors that promote interprofessional collaboration and communication, fiscal accountability, system change, advocacy for the elimination of health disparities, and the provision of quality care.
  3. Monitor and assess outcomes to create quality improvement and safety initiatives that promote a just culture of safety and excellence in organizational systems.
  4. Build and lead collaborative interprofessional teams to evaluate and translate evidence into practice to enhance quality and improve healthcare outcomes.
  5. Evaluate and manage the appropriate use of technology to evaluate outcome data, promote safe practice environments and effective communication, and educate patients and members of the healthcare team to improve healthcare outcomes.
  6. Advocate, shape, and integrate policy that influences social determinants of health, equitable access to care, reduces health care disparities, and promotes the advancement of the nursing profession.
  7. Demonstrate effective assessment, planning, implementation, design and evaluation strategies in caring for individuals and groups regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs, and religion while working with and understanding the roles of all members of the interprofessional team.
  8. Design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based patient centered culturally appropriate clinical prevention strategies to promote health and health education, prevent disease and reduce risk among individuals and populations at the local, national, and global levels.
  9. Value life-long learning and continuing professional development that prepares graduate nurses to influence the delivery of safe quality care to diverse populations in a variety of settings and in a variety of roles.


Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn
School of Nursing

Peggy C. Tallier, Dean