Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Drexel University

Program Details

The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate focuses on providing healthcare for individuals across the lifespan. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam through AANP or ANCC.

Coursework for this online Nurse Practitioner degree focuses on wellness care and management of episodic acute or chronic illnesses. Students learn how to critically analyze clinical strategies and interventions. Certified FNPs can run their own private practice or work in physician offices, emergency settings, family practice, or home health agencies.

The curriculum covers topics including:

  • Advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Clinical health assessment
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Primary care of patients across the lifespan
  • Professional issues for nurse practitioners

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Drexel University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Two 2-day on-campus intensive experiences required, one in summer and one in fall
  • Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree required from an accredited program
  • 1-2 years of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required

Restricted States

Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming