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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Indiana State University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Interview, Essay/Writing Sample, Criminal Background Check
- Applicants must have a master's degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program.
- Applicants should have completed graduate level pharmacology, advanced physical assessment, and advanced pathophysiology courses within the past five years with a minimum grade of B. These courses can be completed through Indiana State University before beginning the post-master's certificate program if necessary.
- Applicants must have had an active RN experience within the last five years.
- Current, unencumbered RN licensure and current CPR certification are required.
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