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The Graduate School

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

FNP Nursing Program

Advanced Practice

Class of 2016 100% pass rate on AANP certification exam.

The FNP major prepares the graduate to assume a role as an advanced practice nurse. The coursework prepares the student to sit for a national certification exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program (AANPCP) to become a family nurse practitioner (Otterbein has consistently achieved an exceptional FNP pass rate).

Our curriculum is designed with a core online component, and a science core comprised of advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology. We value offering you the opportunity to practice advanced assessment and procedures/skills in our oncampus lab. The clinical component is comprised of courses in wellness, acute/common illnesses, complex/chronic illnesses for adult, women and child populations. Clinical courses (600 clinical hours) are precepted by a nurse practitioner or physician in your community arranged by the student in collaboration with nursing faculty.

Prescription and Open Pill Bottle

New Advanced Pharmacology CE offering for nurses available starting May 1.

This eight week, 45 asynchronous online course will meet the requirements set forth by OHIO HB 216 for 2017 license renewal. The course will cover pharmacokinetics and pharmadynamics; legal/ethical/fiscal aspects to prescription writing; cardiovascular system; central nervous system; gastrointestinal system; respiratory system and  endocrine system; drugs; antibiotics; and prescribing controlled substances. Lifespan implications are addressed.

The first 8 week Pharm module CE will be available on  May 1, 2017.  Other dates the Pharm module CE will be available are July 1, 2017; September 1, 2017; and November 1, 2017.  Upon successful completion you will receive a CE certificate.

Cost:  $499
45 hours of Nursing Continuing Education
This offering by Otterbein University Department of Nursing approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16545 for 45 Contact Hours.

Register today!

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact
p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

Dorothy Crider Fleming MS, RN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
p/ 614.823.3272
e/ dcriderfleming@otterbein.edu

Maureen Kaiser
Nursing Department Administrative Coordinator
p/ 614-823-1614
e/ mkaiser@otterbein.edu

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