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
- A Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
- 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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