Program Mission and Outcomes - FNP


The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program at Northwest Nazarene University is to provide optimal primary care to the communities the graduates serve. The program prepares advanced practice nurses who excel in clinical practice by providing patient and family centered care in the context of Christlike behavior in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation.    


The Department of Nursing subscribes to the university core values – Transformation, Truth, Community, and Service which are integrated into each individual course.

By completing the Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program graduates will:
  • Model ethical behavior; demonstrate integrity and honesty in the role of the advanced practice nurse.
  • Demonstrate scholarly activity in utilizing evidence based practice and transferring research findings to clinical practice in order to deliver quality patient care.
  • Perform clinical skills learned from lab and practicum to improve the health outcomes of the community served in diverse healthcare settings.
  • Advocate for diverse populations and demonstrate social responsibility in healthcare delivery which promotes and preserves healthy communities through collaboration with the interprofessional health care team.
  • Understand the foundations of care and the art and science of the nursing profession and practice as it relates to self, individuals, families, and clinical populations across the lifespan.