Program Overview

The online Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing prepares students to care for adults and children of all ages with an essential focus on family and community. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Health promotion
  • ​Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • ​Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Family health care management

​Graduates of the program are eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Following successful certification, the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advance practice nurse for practice in their state.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    Requirements

    • Must have a current RN license and show evidence of graduation from an accredited Masters in Nursing program

    Restrictions

    All applicants are welcome to apply to the Masters programs except those who are residents of the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Louisiana due to state authorization.

    School Overview

    Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Peoria, Illinois that is dedicated to educating compassionate and skilled nurse professionals. Saint Francis Medical Center College for Nurses is owned by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It is also one of the largest Catholic health care facilities in the United States. The school had its beginning in 1905 as the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. The school was intended for “Sisters” or nuns only. In 1918, it started to admit lay students, as well. In 1950, it received accreditation of the diploma program from the National League of Nursing. From 1905 to 1987 the college graduated close to 3400 students from the diploma program. In 1985, the Department of Professional Regulations approved the addition of a baccalaureate program. Today, the school continues its history of nursing education whose mission is to provide health care to sick, poor, and injured people of the community. The mission of this institution is "to provide nursing education programs at the undergraduate and graduate level....The College serves the community by providing competent entry level and advanced practitioners responsive to the changing health needs of society and the health care system."

    Saint Francis Medical Center offers upper division undergraduate and graduate nursing programs that include a hands-on clinical practice that gives students great experience in their field. The undergraduate program prepares men and women for the practice of professional nursing. Students would receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students in the graduate program can pursue either a Doctor of Nursing Practice or a Master of Science in Nursing. Saint Francis offers distance learning options as well.

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