Family Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate Certificate Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate (FNP PGC) program is available to registered nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree who desire to continue their education and expand their skillset as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Students who complete the FNP Post-Graduate Certificate program will be prepared for a new professional path and the many roles and responsibilities of a primary care provider. 

The FNP Post-Graduate Certificate is a variable credit-hour program, ranging from 20 to 32 credits, dependent on prior education and certification. A GAP analysis that considers prior education and experience will be conducted for each applicant in order to determine an individual course of study.

The program can be completed in approximately 24 to 36 months.

Upon successful completion of program requirements, a certificate is awarded and students are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) Family Nurse Practitioner certification.

Gap Analysis

In accordance with the 2012 Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs report, applicants who hold a graduate degree in nursing can apply to the FNP Post-Graduate Certificate program where previous education and practice (as applicable) will be used to determine an individual course of study. The completion of required didactic courses and clinical hours can be flexible depending upon waived credits hours.

Each student who is admitted as a candidate for the FNP Post-Graduate Certificate program will complete a Gap Analysis. Plans of study will be individualized according to academic didactic and clinical needs. See Gap Analysis Form.

Admission and Application Information


Gap Analysis Form

  1. Post graduate FNP certificate GAP Analysis – Non certified APRN or Non-practicing APRN
  2. Post graduate FNP certificate GAP Analysis – Certified, Practicing APRN


Plans of Study

Plans of study will be individualized according to the applicant’s background and GapAnalysis. Examples of possible plans of study are below.

  1. Certified, practicing APRNs
    1. Full-time
    2. Part-time
  2. Non-APRN or Non-certified APRN
    1. Full-time
    2. Part-time


Tuition and Fees




For more information please call:
 

(920)433-6628