Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

The College of Graduate & Continuing Studies (CGCS) offers an 18-credit hour certificate in the field of Family Nurse Practitioner within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. This certificate will prepare students for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Family Nurse Practitioners provide care to patients across the lifespan. They assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and initiate and manage treatment plans, including prescribing medications and health promotion and prevention education and interventions (AANP).

Students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate may need to satisfy the following pre-requisites prior to matriculating the certificate courses.

Pre-requisite Courses
NR 548Advanced Pathophysiology3
NR 552Advanced Pharmacology3
NR 553Advanced Physical Assessment3
Total Cr.9
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Term 1
NR 590Advanced Pharmacology - Population Focus: Family2
Term 2
NR 611Family Nurse Practitioner I (adult and geriatric)2
NR 612Family Nurse Practitioner I Clinical2
Term 3
NR 613Family Nurse Practitioner II (adult and geriatric)2
NR 614Family Nurse Practitioner II Clinical2
Term 4
NR 615Family Nurse Practitioner III (women and children)2
NR 616Family Nurse Practitioner III Clinical2
Term 5
NR 617Family Nurse Practitioner IV (women and children)2
NR 618Family Nurse Practitioner IV Clinical2
Total Cr.18