We prepare graduates to be expert clinicians, conduct quality research, and demonstrate effective leadership that emanates from a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to life-long learning.
The ACPNP program trains students to work in hospital-based pediatric acute care areas, PICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Emergency Department, and program-based specialties that manage acutely ill patients from the outpatient setting through inpatient, to discharge. Clinical Experience is required for admission, not open to MEPN applicants.
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner meets the specialized physiologic and psycho-social needs of neonates and infants with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions. The focus of care includes complex monitoring and ongoing management of intensive therapies across a variety of settings including hospital-based neonatal intensive care, convalescent care areas and neonatal follow-up. Not open to MEPN applicants.
Department of Family Health Care Nursing
Faculty research focuses on health and optimal development of children, women and families across the lifespan; and developing and testing interventions to optimize health and quality of life. Basic clinical and translational studies are conducted to develop knowledge about reciprocal relationships between family processes and health in acute and chronic illness. We have an emphasis on partnership with communities and research participants from diverse backgrounds where health disparities exist.
Research programs focus on:
Children with complex chronic conditions as they age and transition through the healthcare system
Environmental effects on infant health and development
Psychobiological responses to childhood adversity
Symptom experience across the lifespan (pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, etc.) and self-management interventions enhanced by technology
Culturally-adapted family interventions for obesity and diabetes
System-level interventions to improve quality of care, patient safety, and patient and family engagement in care across a variety of health care environments.
We promote clinical excellence, innovation, and scholarship in support of the education of students, with a particular emphasis on learning to provide care to diverse and underserved populations.
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To reinforce our mission to provide public service, FHCN has several community service projects underway: