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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Admission

Admission Requirements

Certificate Program Admission and Progression Requirements

*In accordance with College of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements, applicants from a foreign country whom English is not their first language, must also include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the last two years.

** Post Master’s Curriculum requiring practicums are required to be completed in Texas.

***Gap Analysis for Post Graduate Certificate NP Students. A student who is a nationally certified NP seeking partial credit or waiver of course work towards completion of a post master’s certificate in another NP practice area must have a thorough analysis completed of previous coursework (NONPF, 2017). The Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator will conduct the analysis and report to the Graduate Program Coordinator. Recommendations to accept course work will be made to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies & Research for final approval after the student has successfully completed one semester at ASU. NONPF, 2016. Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (5th ed).

****GAP Analysis for Post Graduate Certificate NP Students who are not nationally certified NPs. The Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator will conduct the analysis and report to the Graduate Program Coordinator. Recommendations to accept course work will be made to the Dean of the college of Graduate Studies & Research for final approval after the student has successfully completed one semester at ASU.

Prerequisites

You must have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree program before you are eligible to enroll in this certificate program.

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate is available to master’s or doctorally prepared nurses as a post-master’s certificate program. To enter the program and be eligible for national certification, you must hold a master’s degree with a major in nursing.

Prerequisite FNP Courses: