The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing's post-graduate certificate program empowers advanced practice nursing professionals to advance their careers and pursue board certification with an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializations in Family Nurse Practitioner. Separately, a post-graduate certificate is also offered for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNPR)
21 minimum credits | 540 clinical hours

Students complete this post-doctoral/post-master’s certificate program on a part-time basis. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university, maintain a current registered nurse (RN) license, and have earned either:

  1. A Master of Science degree in Nursing from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program, or
  2. A doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD) to be eligible for consideration.

Other requirements include:

  1. Evidence of at least two years of strong professional nursing experience.
  2. Evidence of clinical placement commitments (necessary to fulfill the clinical objectives of the certificate) for master's or DNP prepared nurse practitioners.
  3. Evidence of national certification in advanced practice nursing specialty.
  4. Evidence of Advanced Practice licensure

The semester of entry can be spring, summer, or fall. The courses listed below must be completed.

NURS 5483Common Problems in Primary Care3
NURS 5495Common Problems in Primary Care Clinical Practicum5
NURS 5543Primary Care of Children3
NURS 5683Primary Care of Children Clinical Practicum3
NURS 5873Complex Problems in Primary Care3
NURS 5884Complex Problems in Primary Care Clinical Practicum4
Total Hours21