Post–Master’s Certificate in Science of Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
New Mexico State University

Program Details

The online Post-Master’s Certificate in Science of Nursing is designed for advanced practice nurses with a master’s degree and national certification in a clinical specialty who want to prepare for certification in another practice specialty. The Family Nurse Practitioner track focuses on healthcare of families across the lifespan.

Courses examine advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Students learn how to manage acute and chronic illness in families. Classes are combined with specialty seminars and clinical experiences that emphasize the physiological and psychosocial impact of illness on the patient and family.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

New Mexico 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)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have a master's degree in nursing and a current, unencumbered RN license.

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US Territories, International