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The post-masters Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program provides an option for nurses prepared at the masters level to become a nurse practitioner and current nurse practitioners to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The curriculum emphasizes relationships among advanced nursing practice, theory, and scholarly inquiry. The program includes 500 hours of clinical practicum, to be completed within a variety of clinical settings. Graduates will be eligible for national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board.
Additional classes may be required based on a GAP analysis.
Through completion of the selected certification program, graduates will:
1. Demonstrate competence in management of patient health/ illness.
2. Employ evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to guide screening activities; identify health promotion needs; and provide anticipatory guidance and counseling addressing environmental, lifestyles, and developmental issues.
3. Plan and implement diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions to help patients with unstable and complex health care problems regain stability and restore health in collaboration with the patient and multidisciplinary health care team.
MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles
MSN 6620 Application of Research for Evidence Based Practice
DNP 7101 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice
DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System
MSN 6603 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
MSN 7703 Advanced Pharmacology
MSN 7701 Child Development and Assessment
MSN 7702 Advanced Adult Health Assessment
MSN 7704 Primary Care I: Acute and Chronic Care of Children
MSN 7705 Primary Care II: Acute and Chronic Care of Adults
MSN 7707 Primary Care III: Gender Health Issues
MSN 8103 Certificate Family Practicum I
MSN 8203 Certificate Family Practicum II
MSN 8303 Certificate Family Practicum III
(Many ANP programs include gender-related health courses and clinical requirements. This will be reviewed on an individual basis.)
(May be accepted as Prior Learning Assessment)
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.