The Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s statutory certificate program is designed to allow master’s prepared registered nurses to add professional competencies which prepare them for additional areas of gainful employment. Family Nurse Practitioners deliver care through the life cycle utilizing obstetric, pediatric, gynecologic, as well as adult and geriatric primary care diagnostic and management skills.
The scope of practice of the family nurse practitioner (FNP) is based on a team approach. An interdependent member of the health care team, the FNP provides primary care through the following means:
Graduates are eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner in all states in which certification is required. Graduates are also eligible to take the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages. Faculty review applications on a rolling basis so that students may apply to begin this program in the summer or fall semester. Please note, applications for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program can only be submitted online.
Students must secure a site and preceptor for primary care student practice that is acceptable to the program director.
The minimum credits for the post master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is 27 credits and represents the basic post-master’s statutory certificate in this major.
Individual students may need additional course work, depending on previous study and experience. Students may receive advanced standing or exemption, based on standard School policy.
A sample curriculum is provided below to make you aware of the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this is a sample curriculum plan, and individual plans of study are reviewed and approved upon acceptance to the program. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies. The School of Nursing reserves the right to change the course offering schedule as stated in the student bulletin.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|N6930||Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Health Care Professionals||1|
|N6940||Management and Advanced Practice Nursing||1|
|N8545||Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Families I||4|
|N8546||Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Families II||3|
|N8557||Family Primary Care I||2|
|N8558||Family Primary Care II||2|
|N8559||Family Primary Care III||2|
|N8560 (Family)||Family Theory in Context||3|
|N8566||Family Primary Care: Practicum IIIA||2-4|
|N8567||Family Primary Care: Practicum IIIB||2|
|N8568||Practicum in Advanced Clinical Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners||2|
|N8693||Family Primary Care: Practicum IIA||2|
|N8786||Advanced Clinical Assessment Across the Lifespan||3|
The above information is current as of 07/02/2009 and is subject to change.