Family Nurse Practitioner; Post Master's
Nurses with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree may seek the post-master’s FNP certificate to be eligible for ANCC certification. Students who successfully complete a series of three FNP courses and a 0-credit orientation complete this certification in three semesters. Students must have successfully completed courses in advanced practice roles, advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment, and advanced pharmacology in their previous MSN curriculum; if not, those courses must be taken as well to be eligible for certification. A transcript evaluation of the student’s master’s program determines which courses are needed. The program requires at least 575 practicum hours.
Note: Readiness for initial advanced practice nurse prescriber application requires a clinical pharmacology course within the three preceding years
|Family Nurse Practitioner Prerequisites|
|The following courses are required for entry into the program:|
|MSN-615||Adv Practice Roles & Nursing Theory||3|
|MSN-621||Advanced Physiology & Pathphysiology||3|
|MSN-622||Advanced Health & Physical Assessment||2|
|Family Nurse Practitioner Sequence Program|
|MSN-600A||Post MSN FNP/MHNP/CNS/NE||0|
|MSN-624P||FNP Practicum 1||2|
|MSN-625||Adv Primary Care/Women, Infants & Child||3|
|MSN-625P||FNP Practicum 2||2|
|MSN-626||Adv Primary Care Mgt/Vulnerable Populati||3|
|MSN-626P||FNP Practicum 3||2|
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