Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Grounded in Jesuit Values

The accredited, online family nurse practitioner (FNP) MSN program of Loyola University New Orleans provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in primary care positions in a variety of health care settings. Students in the MSN-FNP program will take courses covering topics such as health assessment, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, family theory, primary care, and more. The curriculum is designed to educate nurses to provide effective and cost-efficient primary care, as well as improve and extend health care to specific populations through effective leadership.

Sixteen courses (48 credit hours), including 720 practicum clock hours, are required to complete this program. Full-time students can expect to graduate within two years. However, actual time to complete varies depending on students’ existing personal and professional commitments.

At the successful completion of the program, the student will have the appropriate educational background and preparation required to sit for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center family nurse practitioner certification exam.


Nurse Education Electives

Nurses who also wish to pursue their Certified Nurse Educator™ (CNE) credential must also complete an additional 9 credit hours in nurse educator coursework.


Available Electives to Assist in Program Coursework

A student’s success in the MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner specialization is partially based upon solid skills in scientific writing as well as statistics and data management. The following electives are offered to strengthen this knowledge and skill set.