Post-Master Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Saint Francis University

Program Details

The Post-Master Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner program online from Saint Francis University helps working nurses gain the education and clinical skills needed to become primary care providers.  If you have a master’s degree in another area of nursing but wish to enter this niche of healthcare, this degree can pave your way.  You will learn to treat patients of all ages, caring for families and individuals.  This includes treating common illnesses and injuries, ordering tests, making referrals, and more.  Featuring asynchronous courses, this program develops caring, ethical nurses who excel in their profession.  The curriculum creates leaders who are able to improve patient outcomes and influence health care policy.  Graduates are able to use interdisciplinary collaboration and act in a highly ethical, culturally competent manner to best meet the health needs of the individual, family, and community.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Francis University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires completion of an accredited BSN and MSN degree
  • Must hold a current, active U.S. RN license in state of practice and maintain throughout enrollment
  • Minimum of one year full-time work experience as an RN required
  • Four on-campus residencies (11 days) required

Restricted States

Alabama, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa