The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s (MSN) certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Upon completing the post-master’s requirements, the graduate will be eligible to take one of the national certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Must meet all entry criteria for admission to the MSN program except for the MAT or GRE requirement. Must provide documentary evidence of a completed master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited graduate program (official transcript). A minimum of 12 hours of coursework, including NURS 5590, will be required for advanced practice nurses seeking the FNP post master’s certification.
All students will be required to complete NURS 5590r (8 semester hours), Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum. This request complies with National Standards for Post-Masters FNP Certification Programs. Other courses will be selected as advised by the graduate program coordinator.
Faculty advisors and students in the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program plan a program of study designed to build on students’ prior graduate course work as well as meet the requirements necessary to take the FNP certification exam and advanced practice licensure.