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.

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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 Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Interview, Essay/Writing Sample, Criminal Background Check

Additional Info

  • 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.

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming, US Territories, International