Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master's Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Option

The Post-Master's Certification Option is designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree with the core courses and clinical experience necessary for eligibility for family nurse practitioner certification.  Selected courses from a previous MSN program may meet requirements for the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program.

MSN program

Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

Post-master's Certificate

Course Number Course Title Student Credits Theory Hours Total Theory Hours Clinical Hours Per Week Total Clinical Hours
N 511 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 512 Health Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation for Advanced Practice 3 2 30 3 42
N 513 Pharmacology & Alternative Therapeutics in Nursing Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 521 Clinical Management of the Young Family 7 3 45 16 224
N 522 Clinical Management of the Mature and Aging Families 7 3 45 16 224
N 523 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 5 1 15 16 224
Total   28   225   672

The Post-Master’s Certificate Option is designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree with the core courses and clinical experiences necessary for eligibility for family nurse practitioner certification. Selected courses from a previous MSN program may meet requirements for the Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

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