Primary Care Nurse Practitioners care for individuals and families across their lifespan. The FNP role includes preventative health care, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illness, and preventative health care for individuals and families. Primary Care Nurse Practitioners demonstrate a commitment to family-centered care and understand the relevance of the family's identified community as it relates to the delivery of care.
Classes are held on a monthly, weekend-intensive schedule.
Instruction by highly qualified faculty in an environment with state-of-the-art technology and the opportunity to complete classroom experiences in a single weekend each month makes this program an attractive option for working nurses interested in advancing their careers. After completion of 48 units the graduate receives a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree as a family nurse practitioner.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Successful completion of the FNP program satisfies the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for active license.
Students enroll in this program in the Spring and Fall semesters. Download the HNU Department of Nursing philosophy statement here and the mission statement here.
View our FNP handbook.
The MSN degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).