Advanced Certificate Program

The Advanced Certificate Program – Family Nurse Practitioner

This program provides, for the nurse who holds a Masters’ degree in Nursing, the opportunity to acquire an in-depth theoretical understanding of advanced nursing practice with individuals and will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner examinations. Acceptance is on a limited basis depending upon current enrollment. Students can consult their academic advisors.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Family Nurse Practitioner requires the completion of 27 credits:

I.  Nursing Support Courses 9 credits
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology
II.  Family Nurse Practitioner Courses 18 credits
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II
NURS 652 Advanced Practice Theory II
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum III