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Advanced Practice Nursing and Post Master's Certificate Program

Post Master’s Certificate Program- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program provides a formal program of study for Master’s-prepared nurses interested in taking the national certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  In order to be eligible to take the certification exam, students must “successfully complete graduate didactic and clinical requirements of a master’s nurse practitioner program through a formal graduate-level certificate or Master’s level NP program in the desired area of practice”.

The FNP Certificate program offers a formal program of study to meet this need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second masters degree.

*Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

Additional admission requirements for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program include:

  1. A Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses at the Master’s level prior to admission with a grade of B or better within 5 years of admission to the program:
    Advanced Health Assessment- 3 semester hours
    Advanced Health Assessment (Clinical or lab)- 1 semester hour
    Advanced Pathophysiology- 3 semester hours
    Advanced Pharmacology- 3 semester hours

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