The graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner requires 26 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in coursework for the certificate. The certificate is available for post-master's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) degree students who would like to pursue a second specialty.

The curriculum includes didactic and clinical core courses as well as specialty courses, as determined by the director of the program. Coursework and clinical hours are determined by a gap analysis.

The Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner requires the following work.

First Year

NURS:5035Graduate Pharmacology Specialty3
NURS:5039Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures for Primary Care1
NURS:6100Primary Care: Infants, Children, and Adolescents I3
NURS:6101Primary Care: Infants, Children, and Adolescents II3
NURS:6200Primary Care: Adults and Older Individuals I3
NURS:6201Primary Care: Adults and Older Individuals II3
NURS:6701Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum I3
NURS:6702Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum II3

Second Year

NURS:6703Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum III4

Visit the Post-Graduate Certificate Programs plans of study on the College of Nursing website for information about certificate program requirements.