May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing, Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) CRNP Option, MSN

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The family (individual across the lifespan) CRNP master’s program prepares advanced practice nurses to be providers of primary care for individuals and families across their life spans. A holistic approach to management of family health through interdisciplinary collaboration is a primary emphasis of this advanced practice role. Primary care occurs in a number of settings; therefore, experiences may be found in community health centers, senior and child daycare centers, family practice settings, schools, college health centers, occupational/industrial health offices, home health agencies, and hospitals. Critical thinking, decision making, and leadership skills are fostered.


Specialty Courses (18 Credits)

Total Credits: 46

This 46-credit program is available at the Harrisburg and Main Campuses. This program can be completed in 18-24 months of full-time study or within the five-year time limit for graduate study on a part time basis. A minimum of 672 hours of faculty-supervised clinical practice is required. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) credentialling examinations.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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