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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Overview

FNP Clinical Checklist

General MSN Preceptor Requirements

Course Specific Requirements

PRAC 6541: Primary Care of Adolescents and Children Practicum

  • Types of Patients: Children or adolescents from newborn to 17 years of age
    Note: Students must see a minimum of two patients in each age category: newborn, infant, toddler, preschool, school age, and teenager.
  • Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care of children and adolescents
    Note: Must see patients in a pediatrics setting and must see both well and sick children/adolescents.
  • Possible Preceptor Choices: Pediatrician MD or DO. FNP, PNP, and PA in pediatrician’s office
  • Possible Site Choices: Pediatrician’s office, family practice, primary care clinic, or health department clinic
    Note: If the site is a family practice or primary care clinic, the student may need a secondary site to achieve the newborn requirement, as this population is rarely seen outside of a pediatrician's office.
  • Nonacceptable Sites: Acute care facilities (e.g., hospitals, surgery centers, EDs, emergent or urgent care clinics), specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, university health services, hospice care centers, pain management centers, cancer centers, and correctional facilities.
  • Requirements: 160 hours; minimum 160 patients.

Note: All patients seen must be children or adolescents in a pediatrics (newborn to 17 years) practice.

FNP Course Sequence