Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Get didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of families. This program will help you better care for patients across their life span.

The post-MSN certificate curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for national certification. To be eligible for certification, post-MSN students must complete the didactic and clinical requirements of the direct patient care courses, NP core courses, and the specialty track courses for the population. It is the expectation that post-MSN certificate students must master the same outcome criteria as graduate degree granting program students. This includes all clinical (500/600 hours) requirements for the specialty tracks.

The curriculum prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as a family primary care nurse practitioner through American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

  • 34 credits
  • 600 clinical practicum hours and three on site residencies

Required Courses

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)
NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment - one day lab residency (3 cr)
NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills - three day residency (1 cr)
NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)
NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (3 cr)
NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)
NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)
NURS 686 Evidence Based Capstone - one day residency (3 cr)
NURS 657 FNP Clinical Practicum I - 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)
NURS 658 FNP Clinical Practicum II - 200 clinical hours (2 cr)
NURS 660 FNP Clinical Practicum III - 200 clinical hours (2 cr)
NURS 661 Pediatric Primary Care I (2 cr)
NURS 662 Pediatric Primary Care II (2 cr)