Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Fall start only)
The online Post Master’s Certificate FNP Clinical Specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to function as family nurse practitioners (FNP). This program can be completed on a full-time (6 credits) or part-time basis. A graduate of the program is eligible for certification and licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP). Students need not be Pennsylvania residents or intend to work in Pennsylvania to enroll in the program. Graduates are eligible to take either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination.
After being accepted for admission to the Post Master’s Certificate Family 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 FNP 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 November.
This program is based upon and consistent with the mission, purposes, and philosophy of Duquesne University and its undergraduate nursing program. The Duquesne faculty is committed to nurturing a flexible and creative scholarly environment that encourages students to participate actively in scientific inquiry and research.
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