A Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner allows nurses to expand their clinical scope of practice. Students in this online program from The George Washington University participate in a wide range of didactic and clinical experiences focusing on the primary care needs of patients, families, and communities. Family theory is key to this program of study, allowing students to develop abilities in recognizing and managing family-related issues in healthcare. Nurses gain advanced competencies in health maintenance and promotion, anticipatory guidance, and diagnosis and management of common health concerns.
Students will take part in two on-campus simulation-based learning experiences. Fall Objective Structured Clinical Examinations allow students to demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills. A number of hands-on skills workshops are also held. At the end of the FNP program, students showcase their skills during Program Test Outs.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The George Washington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires two visits to campus.
- Those eligible for admission include: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.