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Examine the Curriculum

Our curriculum prepares graduates for family and primary care practice across the human lifespan and a variety of healthcare settings including private practice.

The curriculum is two years (full time). Please review the curriculum plan below:

Post Masters FNP Program

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Hybrid/online learning Curriculum for Working Professionals

The curriculum consists of three core components:

Self-directed hybrid/online learning courses that include assignments, exams, and online discussions where you will collaborate with faculty to achieve learning objectives.

Intensive one- to three-day seminar weekends on campus (2 per semester) provide valuable time for you to interact one-on-one with faculty and your peers. The schedule includes clinical skill-building labs and testing, selected clinical experiences with faculty, lectures, student presentations and content assessments. To view the start/end semester dates and when you need to be on campus, please visit our Academic Calendar.

Clinical Experiences are an integral part of the FNP curriculum. To learn more, please visit the FNP Clinical Experiences page.
  • Outstanding Academic Support

    Caring about students and helping them achieve success is the hallmark of all WesternU faculty. Our nursing faculty are respected practitioners and scholars who keep pace with the latest teaching techniques and technology and are committed to helping you master the material.

    The College of Graduate Nursing staff are also a great resource when it comes to your everyday support. Although you are studying at a distance, we work hard to connect with you to ensure you are on track to succeed in your courses and finish in a timely fashion.

    The Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library and Bookstore are set up to support our students with textbook and academic research needs while the Computing Resources/Information Technology staff are available to our distance students for technical support. Electronic databases are available both on-campus and off-campus through the Library’s e-resources page.

    The Office of Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Office (LEAD) is another resource for on-campus and prospective students. LEAD helps students connect academic success with wellbeing. In individual counseling sessions, students learn time management, test taking, and studying strategies. LEAD facilitates training in managing stress, increasing focus, and professional skills. Also, LEAD offers academic writing support including review of APA formatting for scholarly papers.