Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • A master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • An interview with the director of the graduate program or his/her designee.

Students must consult with an adviser in the Nursing Program before starting their certificate program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their program with an adviser. All students must complete the 30-credit curriculum with a cumulative index of 3.0 or better.


The Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner program consists of a sequence of seven courses for a total of 30 credits as listed below:

Fall Semester (9 credits):

NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology


NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology


NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment


Spring Semester (9 credits):

NUR 769Family Developmental Theory


NUR 774Advanced Family Nursing Practice I - Using a Nursing Science Framework


Fall Semester II (6 credits):

NUR 775Advanced Family Nursing Practice II - Using a Nursing Science Framework


Spring Semester II (6 credits):

NUR 776Advanced Family Nursing Practice III - Using a Nursing Science Framework


Students must achieve a 3.0 GPA and submit proof of completing the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam in Family Nurse Practitioner to graduate with a master of science degree or post-masters certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner.