Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Stephen F. Austin State University

Program Details

Nurses with a MSN degree can expand their career opportunities with a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. This online certificate program lets students explore another role or clinical practice focus.

The online Nurse Practitioner program focuses on caring for families and individuals who live and work in medically underserved areas. The degree plan is customized to the student’s educational needs, past coursework, and certifications. Courses are delivered online on a part-time schedule, along with clinical experiences in the student’s local area. 

Classes examine a range of nursing topics, including:

  • Diagnostics and procedures
  • Politics of healthcare
  • Contemporary healthcare ethics
  • Advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment
  • Primary care

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • Applicants must have a current valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
  • Applicants must have one year of full-time practice as a Registered Nurse.