Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-master's Certificate

A certificate program is offered for nurses who have already earned an MSN degree in another area. The certificate program consists of 27 credits including Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advance Pharmacology. Eighteen credits are required in the FNP Role courses (3 six-credit courses). The 3 FNP Role courses each require 220 hours of clinical practice during the semester, in addition to weekly classroom time. The student and faculty work together to locate a suitable and appropriate clinical site and preceptor for each student.  A total of 660 clinical hours is required to complete the FNP Certificate.  These hours include practice in women's health, pediatrics, family practice and internal medicine, including older adults.