AdventHealth University Welcomes Its First Family Nurse Practitioner Cohort

May 6, 2019  |  Category: Articles, Nursing

ORLANDO, FL – 05/06/2019

Last week, AHU Online welcomed the inaugural class of Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Track to the AdventHealth University campus. During a 5-day intensive, students learned advanced nursing assessment abilities, had the chance to further develop critical thinking skills, and participate in FNP-focused expert presentations. Students completed hands-on lab simulation to assess, examine, and make diagnoses on standardized patients, played by live actors. The intensive program was developed and facilitated by our Doctoral-level faculty, enhancing the students’ education by providing real-world experience and competency-building opportunities. Our goal is to prepare the RNs with advanced skills and knowledge applicable in the workplace.

“You are the pioneers of a brand new, innovative program; leading the path for those in your footsteps”, AHU President and CEO, Dr. Edwin Hernandez, stated while greeting the students. “Being the inaugural class, this is a huge step for AdventHealth University.” Not only does being a part of a cohort enhance our students’ education, but the program creates lifelong bonds and establishes support between the faculty and peers. Over 95% of the FNP cohort is either an AHU Alumni or an AdventHealth employee. We strive to inspire our students to embrace the mission of AdventHealth and become the best version of themselves, serving our community.

On the final day of the intensive, Dr. Arlene Johnson, FNP Coordinator, shared her feelings about the cohort with a beaming smile. “The inaugural cohort for the Master’s FNP program will be a force to be reckoned with. They are intelligent, have a commitment to mission, recognize Christ as their strength and are willing to work hard for success. What more could a professor ask for? I am very impressed with our new FNP students.” We are excited to host a new Cohort next trimester, continuing to develop and expand the program.

AHU Online offers an MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner track. The online degree program seeks to prepare today’s RNs for leadership roles and to take their nursing careers to the next level. Dr. Lynelle Callender, Vice Chair of Online Nursing explains… “The AHU FNP program is a Christ-centered, quality, and innovative fully online graduate program.”

For more information on the MSN-FNP program, click HERE!


About AdventHealth University (AHU)

AdventHealth University (AHU) is a leader in health care education, transforming the science and practice of whole-person care and developing professionals with uncommon compassion. The University seeks to develop skilled professionals who live the healing values of Christ and works in collaboration with AdventHealth to effectively extend His healing ministry.

AHU offers undergraduate, graduate, and online programs including:  Biomedical Sciences, Nursing (BSN), Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Sciences, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Healthcare Administration, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.