Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Texas Christian University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner program from Texas Christian University prepares nurses to provide comprehensive primary health care to families and individuals across the lifespan. Graduates of this certificate program are eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP).

This Nurse Practitioner program online focuses on health promotion, preventative services, health education, counseling, diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic illnesses, and prescribing medications and treatments. Online coursework is supplemented with four precepted practicum courses. Graduates will be prepared for clinical leadership positions in a variety of settings.

Classes examine a range of topics, including:

  • Primary care adult-gerontology
  • Primary care of the young family
  • Promoting health and wellness in primary care

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires two on-campus intensive sessions
  • Must have a BSN degree from an accredited school and a MSN or DNP from a program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE
  • Must have current, unencumbered licensure in the state where practicum will occur, and current CPR certification and immunizations
  • Preferred work history includes one year full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse

Restricted States

Connecticut