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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Develop your expertise as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Credit Requirements

This program consists of 25 credit hours. That means you only have to complete eight courses to earn your certificate.

Application Deadlines

Spring: Oct. 15

Fall: June 1

  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,311,3277,3588/45249_COM08184.rev.1604085369.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,311,3277,3588/45249_COM08184.rev.1604085369.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,311,3277,3588/45249_COM08184.rev.1604085369.jpg" alt="Nursing student smiling at the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “My favorite class was Anatomy my freshman year. This was my first glimpse into what my future would look like. That class created an experience that allowed me to discover my strengths and weakness and work on becoming a successful student.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Alexis Samora</strong>, Class of 2022, Nursing</p></div></div></div>
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Nursing instructor and student examine a child.

Certificate Program Courses

  • NUR 6201: Advanced Skills for Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • NUR 6325: Family Primary Care I 
  • NUR 6326: Family Primary Care II 
  • NUR 6327: Family Primary Care I Practicum 
  • NUR 6336: Family Primary Care II Practicum 
  • NUR 6339: Population Health and Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 
  • NUR 6351: Mental Health Concepts for Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • NUR 6537: Integrated Clinical Practice: FNP 

Total credit hours: 25

*Each course must be completed with a grade of B or better to earn the certificate. All courses must be completed in residence.

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