Family Nurse Practitioner

Block Schedule & Textbooks

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

For questions contact Specialty Director Courtney Pitts or by phone: 615-875-4008

Please note: The dates on this block schedule are for FULL TIME students. PART TIME students are required to attend only those courses on the schedule in which they are enrolled.

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20. Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 20.

This is the final schedule for Fall 2019. Travel arrangements can be made based on this schedule.

Fall 2019

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
 Wednesday, Aug 21 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM FNP 1st Year PT meeting SON 184 
  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 6505 Orientation & Class  NA 161
  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6020 NA 161 
Thursday, Aug 22 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6030 NA 155 
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6011 Orientation & Class  

Block 2: September

Date Time Course Location
Monday, Sept 9 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6011 Lab (Group A)  
  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6505 (Groups B & C)  Refer to syllabus
  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 6011 Lab (Group B)  
  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 6505 (Group A) Refer to syllabus 
  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab (Group C)  
  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6505 Seminar (Group A & B) Refer to syllabus 
Tuesday, Sept 10 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 6011 Lab (Group B)  
  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 6505 (Group C) Refer to syllabus  
  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 6505 (Group A) Refer to syllabus 
  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 6011 Lab group C Refer to syllabus 
  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 6505 (Group B) Refer to syllabus 
  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab (Group A)  
  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6505 Seminar (Group C) Refer to syllabus 
Wednesday, Sept 11 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6030 NA 161
  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Faculty Chat & Chew NA 161
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6020 N 155 
  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM OMTA Meeting NA 167
Thursday, Sept 12 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6030 NA 161 

Block 3: October

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday, Oct 1 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab CELA Head to Toe CELA
  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 6505 Seminar (Group A) Refer to syllabus 
  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Faculty Chat and Chew  NA 161
  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 6505 Seminar (Group B and C) Refer to syllabus 
Wednesday, Oct 2 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6030  NA 161
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020 Refer to syllabus  
Thursday, Oct 3 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6030 NA 161 
  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 6505 Seminar Group Refer to syllabus  
  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6505 FH 140 
Friday, Oct 4 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM GTA/MUTA check off (6011)  

Block 4: October

Date Time Course Location
Monday, Oct 28 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 6505 Seminar Refer to syllabus 
  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 6030 NA 161
  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020 NA 155 
Tuesday, Oct 29 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6020 Refer to syllabus  
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6030 NA 161 
Wednesday, Oct 30 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 6505 CELA
  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Faculty Chat & Chew NA 161 

These are the tentative dates for spring/summer semesters. Classes will occur during this date range. Travel arrangements should be made only after the detailed schedule has been published. 
Spring 2020

  • Jan 6-9
  • Jan 27-30
  • Feb 24-27
  • Mar 30 - Apr 2

Summer 2020

  • May 12-14

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

Spring 2019

Block 4

Date Time Course Location
Monday, April 1 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6531  
  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 6585 Dual conference  NA 166 & NA 160
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6555 NA 161 
Tuesday, April 2 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6521 NA 155 
  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Faculty Chat and Chew NA 165
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6555 Clinical Conference  See Syllabus
Wednesday, April 3 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6531 NA 165 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6521 NA 161 

Summer 2019

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday, May 14 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 6565 & 6585 Orientation  
  12:00 AM – 2:00 PM 6585 Clinical Conference  
  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6565 EKG Case Session  
Wednesday, May 15 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 6575 Orientation  
  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6575  
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6575  
Thursday, May 16 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM 6575 CELA
  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6575  

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
Friday, Aug 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6585  
  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 6575  

Textbooks

FALL 2019

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6010: Pathophysiologic Concepts Travis Dunlap & Melissa Glassford McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (2013). Pathophysiology. The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN‐13: 9780323583473

Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. Textbook of medical physiology (13th ed.). Elsevier 9781455770052

Seeley's Anatomy and physiology (12th ed.). Boston: McGraw‐Hill. 9781260399073

Rapid review anatomy reference guide (4th ed.) Skokie, IL: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 9781496391605

6011: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning Melissa Smith & Carol Ziegler

BICKLEY, L. (2017). BATES' GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. (12TH ED.) LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. ISBN-13: 978-1469893419; ISBN-10: 146989341X

FERRI, F. (2019).  FERRI'S BEST TEST: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LABORATORY MEDICINE AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING. (4TH ED.).  SAUNDERS. ISBN-13: 978-0323511407; E-ISBN:  978-0323527521.

NOVEY, D. RAPID ACCESS GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (2014) (2ND ED. 3RD REPRINT). MEDICAL MEDIA SYSTEMS. ISBN-13: 978-0991216505.
*Note: Make sure to purchase the Novey text either from the VU Bookstore or directly from the publisher: Medical Media Systems https://www.medicalmediasystems .
com
You will find it for $1,000 on Amazon and it is only $55 through the sources listed above.*

SULLIVAN, D. (2018). GUIDE TO CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION (3RD ED).  F.A. DAVIS COMPANY. (TO BE PUBLISHED AUG. 2018)

NURSE PRACTITIONER PRESCRIBING REFERENCE (NPPR).  AVAILABLE AS SMART PHONE/ TABLET APPLICATION OR FREE WEB-ACCESS AT WWW.EMPR.COM        
6020: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Angel Anthamatten

Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. V. (2016). Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (4th ed.). F.A Davis Company. ISBN-13: 978-0803638273, ISBN-10: 0803638272 (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)

Gilbert, D.N., et al. The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy Mobile Application for smartphone or tablet (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)

Epocrates Point of Care Medical Mobile Application for smartphone/tablet (Free version is used in course)

GoodRX Point of Care Mobile Application for smartphone/tablet (Free version)

 
6030: Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Adult Queen Henry Okafor Dunphy, L.M., et al. (2019). Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing – An Interprofessional Approach (5th ed). F.A. Davis. ISBN-13: 978-0803667181.  
6045: Professional Formation Series Sharon Karp & Abby Parish

Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt E. (2019). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
ISBN-13: 978-1496384539
ISBN-10: 1496384539

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC:  American Psychological Association.
ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
ISBN-10: 1433950618

These two books will be essential to completion of work in the Professional Formation series. Other recommended but not required readings will be introduced in each course syllabus (N6045, N6055 and N6065) along with information to aid students making purchasing decisions.

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co.
ISBN: 978-0-8261-2742-6

Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018). Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.
ISBN: 9780323447706

6505: Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Family Nurse Practitioner Anna Richmond

Dains, JE. Baumann, LC. Ciofu, J. et.al. (2017).  Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care. (5th ed.). Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0323266253.

Ferri, F. (2019). Ferri’s Best Test: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. (4th ed.). Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-0323511407