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 Phamacology. Eighteen credits are required in the FNP Role Specialization (3 six credit courses). The 3 specialization courses require 16 hours of clinical practice each week during the semester, in addition to 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.