Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science

About the Program

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Manhattanville College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences (SNHS) prepares advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to meet the needs of humanity in a complex health system locally, nationally and globally. The 42-credit program is designed to be completed in seven semesters (fall, spring, and summer) of part-time study through a blend of asynchronous didactic content, synchronous class sessions, and in-person Advanced Family Nursing Practicums. The FNP program is designed for RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) who are interested in primary care, promoting health, and preventing disease. Master of Science degree graduates are prepared to pursue board certification and credentialing offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Once certified, they can provide family-centered primary care.

The purpose of the program is to prepare students to:

  1. Prepare Registered Professional Nurses to assume the role of Family Nurse Practitioner to deliver primary health care to families in a variety of settings.
  2. Receive a Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Major
  3. Be eligible for New York State Licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  4. Be eligible to pursue board certification and credentialing offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Degree Requirements


Term 1: Core Courses

NUR.5100Advanced Pharmacology


NUR.5110Advanced Pathophysiology


Term 2: Core Courses

NUR.5120Advanced Physical Examination and Fundamentals of Diagnostics


NUR.5120LLab: Advanced Physical Exam


Term 3

NUR.5130Advanced Family Nursing Practitioner I


NUR.5130CClinical: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner I


NUR.5130SSeminar: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner II


Term 4

NUR.5140Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner II


NUR.5140CClinical: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner II


NUR.5140SSeminar: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner II


Term 5

NUR.5150Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner III


NUR.5150CClinical: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner III


NUR.5150SSeminar: Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner III


Program Outcomes

The program outcomes are consistent with the Master's Essentials (ME) which are as follows:

  1. Integrate advanced theoretical, research-based, scientific, and clinical knowledge into clinical practice to provide nursing care to diverse clients. (ME: I)
  2. Practice independently and collaboratively with an interprofessional team while delivering direct and indirect care services in various types of health care systems. (ME: II, VII, IX, X)
  3. Use research findings from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for clinical decision-making to improve practice and to formulate health policy. (ME IV, VI)
  4. Use ethical decision-making to promote the well-being of individuals, families, health care professionals in local, national, and international communities. (ME: VI)
  5. Utilize evidence-based practice recommendations and professional standards of care to promote wellness, prevent disease and improve the health status of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. (ME: IV, VIII)
  6. Demonstrate communication skills, including health information management to enhance the quality of care provided at individual and aggregate levels. (ME: V)
  7. Demonstrate safe, effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills in caring for individuals and groups while working in interprofessional collaborative relationships.  (ME: III, IV, VII, IX)
  8. Provide culturally competent care to all persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs, and religion. (ME: VII, VIII)
  9. Function as a leader and change agent in nursing and in health care delivery systems particularly to insure quality care for vulnerable and underserved populations. (ME: VII, VIII)
  10. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for ongoing professional development (ME: IX)

Curricular Elements

The curricular elements of the program will be guided by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN) essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing which are as follows:

  1. Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities
  2. Organizational and Systems Leadership
  3. Quality Improvement and Safety
  4. Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice
  5. Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
  6. Health Policy and Advocacy
  7. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
  8. Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
  9. Master's Level Nursing Practice