Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Summer start only)
The online Post Master’s Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Clinical Specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to function as Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioners. This program can be completed on a full-time (6 credits) or part-time basis. Graduates of the program are eligible to take either the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination. Upon successfully passing the certification examination, graduates are eligible for licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).
After being accepted for admission to the Post Master’s Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who will assist the student in completion of a Program Plan. To complete this program, students must complete 21 credits of Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner course work in addition to core and MSN clinical requirements. Students have up to five years to complete the program.
Although this program is offered online, students are required to come to campus in the second and third year. The required campus visits are in the fall.
All new MSN students must attend a mandatory virtual orientation prior to the start of your first semester.
Mandatory On-campus Visits
The School of Nursing requires two campus visits for all Post-Masters Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students. These visits are a required component of the online FNP program and have been put in place to maintain the integrity and high quality of our online FNP program. If you are in the military, please contact us; otherwise please note that there are no exceptions to these required campus visits.
On campus attendance is mandatory for:
- For students enrolled in GPNG 528 Physical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis for APNs course in the fall
- For students enrolled in GNFN 510 Foundations of Family and Individual Care II course in the fall
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