The online Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner is designed for registered nurses holding a master's degree who desire to continue their education and expand their skillset as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
While all of the courses are offered online, students must complete a clinical placement, which may be completed in the student’s place of residence. T
Upon successful completion of program requirements, a certificate is awarded and students are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification.
- Earned master’s degree with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited program of nursing
- Provide documentation of successful completion of a graduate level advanced pathophysiology course with a minimum grade of B
- Provide documentation of successful completion of a graduate level pharmacology course within the past five years with a minimum grade of B. If older than five years, the student must retake this course.
- Some states require pharmacology within the past three years. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their state to determine this time frame and repeat the course if necessary.
- The equivalent of one year full-time RN experience (minimum of 1500 verifiable hours) at time of application. This experience must have been completed within the last five years.
- GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in graduate studies
- Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state of practice
- Resume or CV
- Two professional and one academic reference
- Personal statement of professional goals
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission