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Notice:

LSUHSC School of Nursing Master of Nursing, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration concentrations are in the process of a major curriculum change from the awarding of a Master of Nursing degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree for these graduate concentrations. Applicants to these programs for the summer 2014 class will be admitted to a BSN to DNP curriculum.

Nurse Practitioner Program

Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) works with patients and families across the life span in community or other health care settings and across the trajectory of health/illness. FNP's practice in a variety of public and private settings including, long term care facilities, ambulatory care clinics, and school based clinics. These settings may be located in rural, urban and medically underserved areas.

What is the role of a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a highly skilled advanced practice nurse who manages the care of patients and families across the life span in community or other health care settings and across the trajectory of health/illness.

What is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)?
The NNP is a highly skilled advanced practice nurse who manages the care of acute and critically ill infants. They provide a wide range of services including transporting critically ill infants, resuscitating infants in the delivery room, collaborative medical management for a group of high-risk infants, and family teaching. This role was developed in the 1970s in response to a substantial undersupply of neonatal specialist physicians. The NNP primarily works in neonatal intensive care units, however some NNPs work in well-baby nurseries. Currently the level of preparation for this nursing specialist is at the master's degree level. There are excellent employment opportunities for the neonatal nurse practitioner.

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4197 or 504-568-4213
Email Address: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu