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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Family Nurse Practitioner (Post Master's Certificate)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements  for certificate programs, applicants must meet admission requirements as outlined in the Master’ of Science Nursing (M.S.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration  program. In addition, applicants must have graduated from a nationally accredited masters program in nursing.  Requirement for GRE or MAT is waived.

Program Description

A post master’s certificate program is available to nurses who have earned a master’s degree in Nursing. The certificate program prepares the nurse in the advanced practice role of a Family Nurse Practitioner with competencies based on scientific inquiry, information literacy and ethics.  Upon completion graduate will be prepared to provide quality primary health care, health promotion, disease prevention and  health promotion and management of common conditions across the lifespan. The three year program requires 43 hours of graduate course work including 640 clinical hours. A comprehensive clinical exam will be required during the final semester.

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.

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