Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Program Details

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 Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing 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), Essay/Writing Sample, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Interview

Additional Info

  • Must have BSN and MSN derees from regionally accredited institutions and ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE accredited programs
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred
  • Programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Additional education requirements or special authorization may be required from the professional licensing or certification agencies for states outside of Illinois.