Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

For students who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing, the following Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available. Family Nurse Practitioner Certificates require completion of 20-29 semester credit hours. Students who have previously taken Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics are not required to repeat those nine hours of coursework.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (20-29 hrs.)


NURS 5350Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 5352Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 5354Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

NURS 5111The Advanced Practice Role

NURS 5339Diagnostic Methods and Procedures

NURS 5351FNP Primary Care I

NURS 5353FNP Primary Care II

NURS 5455FNP Primary Care III

NURS 5347FNP Practicum I

NURS 5349FNP Practicum II


Completion of the Certificate

The successful completion of 20 - 29 semester credit hours is required in the Family Nurse Practitioner program (see courses listed above). Individuals receive college credit for each course completed. These courses will be listed on an official university transcript and a certificate of completion will be awarded.