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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Overview

FNP Clinical Checklist

General MSN Preceptor Requirements

Course Specific Requirements

6552: Advanced Nurse Practice in Reproductive Health Care Practicum

  • Types of Patients: Focused on the reproductive healthcare and primary care services care of women; women of all ages
  • Types of Services: Provide obstetrical and gynecological care; focuses on women’s healthcare, family planning, and reproductive services
  • Possible Preceptor Choices: OB and/or GYN MD, DO, nurse midwife, FNP, PA, WHNP
    Note: A Certified Professional Midwife may be acceptable to log the required 40 OB hours.
  • Possible Site Choices: OB and or GYN practice, family practice, internal medicine practice, primary care clinic, or health department clinic
    Note: The field site must provide a minimum of 50% women’s care, including prenatal and postnatal care, GYN services, Pap smears, birth control, perimenopause, menopause, and STDs.
  • Nonacceptable Sites: Urgent care clinics; EDs; weight management/loss clinics; skilled facilities with primary care focus or specialty clinics, such as dermatology, infertility clinics, hormone clinics, menopause clinics, ear, nose and throat, etc.
  • Requirements: 160 hours; minimum 100 GYN patients and 25 OB patients

Note: FNP students complete obstetrics (OB) and gynecological (GYN)/reproductive health clinical hours. Of the practicum hours, at least 40 hours must be related to prenatal and postnatal care. Students are not to be involved in or observe births or surgeries. Experience with internal vaginal exams, breast exams, etc. is required.

FNP Course Sequence