Family Nurse Practitioner, Certificate
The Family Nurse Practitioner, Certificate of Graduate Study (post-master’s certificate) is restricted to students who hold a master’s degree in nursing. The program of study is designed to augment the student’s prior graduate study through advanced practice preparation to provide direct patient management in primary care across the lifespan in many settings. Graduates are employed in a variety of primary care settings ranging from federally qualified health centers, urban and rural family practice/primary care practices.
This curriculum prepares nurses to sit for national certification as Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Demonstrate professionalism at the advanced nursing level in the clinical setting
- Pursue quality, effectiveness, and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional health teams.
The Family Nurse Practitioner, Certificate program offers two entry points for students:
- M.S.N. certified and practicing as an APRN (please note after admission a GAP analysis will be done to determine specific plan of study based on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties LACE components).
- M.S.N. not certified as Advanced Practice Nurses
Certificate Requirement (18-32 Hours)
Requirements for earning the Certificate include:
- Completion of an approved program of study;
- A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted for graduate credit and all courses numbered 700 and above;
- A GPA of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses on the approved program of study
- Minimum 18 Hours for students already certified for advanced practice nursing who need to obtain additional certification.
Advanced Practice Requirements (12 hours)
|NURS 702||Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum 3||3|
|NURS 704||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 2,3||3|
|NURS 707||Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses 3||3|
|NURS 718||Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities 3||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Required Concentration Courses Family Nurse Practitioner (18-20 credits)
|NURS 756||Advanced Primary Care of Children for the FNP||2|
|NURS 757||Primary Care of Women for Advanced Nursing 2||2|
|NURS 758||Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP 1||6|
|NURS 759||Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP 1,2||6|
|NURS 760||Family Nurse Practitioner Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition||2|
|NURS 760A||Family Nurse Practitioner Role Practicum 1,3||2|
Indicates courses with practicum hours
Indicates on campus immersion course.
Students pursuing the Certificate of Graduate Study in Advanced Practice Nursing who are certified, practicing and meet the LACE components as Advanced Practice Nurses may not be required to take one or all of these courses. Determination will be made after admission via GAP Analysis.