Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Tennessee State University

Program Details

Nurses with a master’s degree can gain an additional clinical specialty with the online Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. The program offered by Tennessee State University focuses on serving patients of all ages in areas of greatest need.

Students in this fully online nurse practitioner program gain advanced nursing skills in conducting patient exams, diagnosing and treating illness, and prescribing medication. The curriculum includes three didactic courses and three associated clinical experiences totalling 600 hours.

Nurses learn specific skills related to the primary care needs of:

  • Adult-Gerontology patients
  • Pediatric patients
  • Female patients

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program
  • Prerequisite courses include Advanced Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology.