Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate
Indiana State University

Program Details

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

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, International