Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

A post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available for individuals who hold a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. The certificate programs allow nurses with a master’s degree to enter the program to prepare to function as family nurse practitioners.

The total credit hours required for the certificate program vary depending on the student’s academic record, clinical experiences and objectives. The certificate program is a minimum of 10 credit hours. Typically a student will complete 10-34 hours of course credit. The certificate program requires a total of 645 clinical hours for those individuals who do not currently hold certification as a nurse practitioner in another specialty. 

Applicants who are already certified as primary care nurse practitioners in another specialty area will complete 300-645 clinical hours, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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