Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
The post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner is a 27-credit program offered to RNs who hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to be certified as Family Nurse Practitioners. Candidates for this certificate will complete course work and a minimum of 500 preceptored hours of clinical practice in settings providing primary health care settings.
The program is designed to be completed in four semesters of part-time study. Candidates for the certificate will be required to complete course work in pharmacology, family theory and three semesters of preceptored clinical practice in settings providing primary health care to families. Coursework in pathophysiology and advanced health assessment are required for admission. Qualified candidates may challenge from 3 to 11 credits for advanced standing in the program through presentation of acceptable courses from an accredited nursing program taken within the last five years.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the FNP program.
Graduates of the program will be eligible for a New York State certificate as Family Nurse Practitioners and will be eligible for national board certification through the national certifying agencies for advanced practice nursing (American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program).
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