Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)

The 41-credit Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner offers nurses who already have earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing, with the opportunity to increase their expertise in the area of care for family members in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, schools, homes and workplaces.

This program is presented in a blended format. All courses are web-enhanced using Blackboard. Basic computer skills are required.

Approximately 45% of the class sessions are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.

The required credits, class hours and clinical hours are:

Credit Hours 

 Class Hours

 Clinical Hours




Board-certified Nurse Practitioners who wish to expand into another specialty can have their academic preparation evaluated and an individualized program developed for them.

Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Select relevant theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge to design, provide, and evaluate safe advanced nursing care to diverse clients in multiple settings.
  2. Formulate leadership behaviors that promote interprofessional collaboration and communication, fiscal accountability, system change, advocacy for the elimination of health disparities, and the provision of quality care.
  3. Monitor and assess outcomes to create quality improvement and safety initiatives that promote a just culture of safety and excellence in organizational systems.
  4. Build and lead collaborative interprofessional teams to evaluate and translate evidence into practice to enhance quality and improve healthcare outcomes.
  5. Evaluate and manage the appropriate use of technology to evaluate outcome data, promote safe practice environments and effective communication, and educate patients and members of the healthcare team to improve healthcare outcomes.
  6. Advocate, shape, and integrate policy that influences social determinants of health, equitable access to care, reduces health care disparities, and promotes the advancement of the nursing profession.
  7. Demonstrate effective assessment, planning, implementation, design and evaluation strategies in caring for individuals and groups regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs, and religion while working with and understanding the roles of all members of the interprofessional team.
  8. Design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based patient centered culturally appropriate clinical prevention strategies to promote health and health education, prevent disease and reduce risk among individuals and populations at the local, national, and global levels.
  9. Value life-long learning and continuing professional development that prepares graduate nurses to influence the delivery of safe quality care to diverse populations in a variety of settings and in a variety of roles.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will be visiting Long Island University Brooklyn, Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing March 18th - 20th 2020 for an accreditation review of the Graduate Nursing Programs. CCNE invites comments about the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing from interested third parties prior to the visit.  Should you choose to provide written comments to our accrediting agency, you may do so and send your comments to the following address no later than February 26, 2020.

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW

Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001



Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn
School of Nursing

Peggy C. Tallier, Dean