Graduate Certificate in Family Nursing
The program of studies for our Post-Master’s Certificates vary depending upon the track desired (FNP, PMHNP or NE) and the applicant’s prior Master’s in Nursing preparation. Clinical specialty preparation will be reviewed as part of the application process and used by faculty in developing the individualized program of study. Applicants who do not have clinical work in their master’s program will be required to take additional coursework. The average completion time for the certificates is three semesters.
Post Master’s FNP and PMHNP applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pharmacology (3-credit equivalent) less than five (5) years prior to application to the Certificate Program. Waiver is considered for experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. In addition, FNP and PMHNP Post-Master’s applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pathophysiology (3-credit equivalent) less than 10 years prior to application to the certificate program. Again, this may be waived for practicing NPs.
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Students will be required, minimally, to take the following courses:
•NSG 510 - Advanced Family Nursing Theory I Credits: 3
(unless already completed)
•NSG 512 - Advanced Family Nursing Theory II Credits: 3
(unless already completed)
•NSG 511 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I and Seminar Credits: 3
•NSG 513 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II and Seminar Credits: 5
•NSG 515 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III and Seminar Credits: 5
Disclosure information for graduate certificate in Family Nursing
How much will this program cost me?*
Tuition and fees: $23,000
Books and supplies: $3,100
On-campus room & board: not offered
What other costs are there for this program?
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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take two years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 18 months.
*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is 100%. Graduates obtained jobs within six months of program completion.
in Family Practice Nursing
The Certificate in Family Practice Nursing prepares students to enter the following occupations: