Northern Kentucky University offers the Post-Master's Certificate in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner degree. This online nurse practitioner degree is designed for those who wish to broaden their career focus by transitioning into all aspects of primary care for adolescents and adults, including geriatric patients. Topics cover primary care, including women’s health, gynecology, men’s health, and hematological, immunological, and respiratory systems. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and the diagnosis and treatment of common health issues. Graduates are prepared to become the primary care provider to patients of all ages.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Northern Kentucky University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Proof of 1000 hours of practice as Registered Nurse.
- A copy of your current, unencumbered RN License in the state(s) you are licensed and practice