LCU to Offer New Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Lubbock Christian University to offer new nursing degree program, aimed at preparing more people for a needed role in communities.
The department of nursing at Lubbock Christian University is adding a new option for students.

The Family Nurse Practitioner track is a 46 credit hour program designed to prepare them for a needed primary care nursing role in Texas communities.

ranks 45th when it comes to primary care physicians per capita.  Currently, 90% of rural communities in the state are medically under-served creating a need for nurse practitioners in those areas.  This new track from LCU hopes to fill some of that void, by offering a more clinical study program.

“The demand for nurse practitioners is increasing as our aging population continues to grow in the United States," says program coordinator Dr. Daniel Hatch.  "By responding to this community need, the addition of the FNP track at LCU reinforces our commitment to continuous growth, improvement, and service to others.”

Admission into this new program is anticipated to be highly competitive as only a limited number of students will be accepted annually.  The program will consist of a hybrid of online and traditional lectures with over 720 hours of hands-on clinical experiences. 

December 31st will be the last day to submit applications for admission for students to start the program in Summer 2014. 

Email Dr. Hatch at for more information on this new program, or visit the Family Nurse Practitioner page at

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