The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program is to produce culturally competent nursing leaders who are prepared with role specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
The curriculum is designed to prepare you for an increasingly active role in evidence based practice to improve patient/client care outcomes by translating research into practice.
You will be eligible to take national certification examinations in your specialty.
- Dr Louise Autio, Coordinator of the FNP Program
Objectives and goals that you will be able to achieve are:
- Critically analyze, interpret, and utilize appropriate knowledge, research, and theories to meet the health care needs of diverse urban and rural patient/client populations across the life span;
- Collaboratively plan with an individual or family and other health care providers to provide holistic are within the context of the individual's or family's culture and world view;
- Contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession through evidence-based research and advanced practice nursing;
- Synthesize the leadership, management, negotiating, teaching/coaching, and consultation roles to foster continual improvement in health care to meet changing societal and environmental needs;
- Operationalize ethical, legal, political and economic principles in application to health care delivery across the lifespan; and
- Act as an advocate for advanced practice nursing through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service.
Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Canseco Hall, Room 312