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:
- A Master of Science degree in Nursing from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program, or
- A doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD) to be eligible for consideration.
Other requirements include:
- Evidence of at least two years of strong professional nursing experience.
- Evidence of clinical placement commitments (necessary to fulfill the clinical objectives of the certificate) for master's or DNP prepared nurse practitioners.
- Evidence of national certification in advanced practice nursing specialty.
- Evidence of Advanced Practice licensure
The semester of entry can be spring, summer, or fall. The courses listed below must be completed.
|NURS 5483||Common Problems in Primary Care||3|
|NURS 5495||Common Problems in Primary Care Clinical Practicum||5|
|NURS 5543||Primary Care of Children||3|
|NURS 5683||Primary Care of Children Clinical Practicum||3|
|NURS 5873||Complex Problems in Primary Care||3|
|NURS 5884||Complex Problems in Primary Care Clinical Practicum||4|