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Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)

LIU Brooklyn offers the Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate (FNP). The 38-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters (fall, spring, and summer) of part-time study. Registered Nurses who have a Masters in Nursing (not an FNP) are eligible to apply for this program. Graduates of the Advance Certificate FNP program are eligible for a New York State Certificateas a family nurse practitioner and will be eligible for national board certification through the national certifying agencies for advanced practice nursing (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners).

Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate program offers nurses who already have earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing, the opportunity to increase their expertise in the area of care for adults in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals and ambulatory care centers. In New York State, the graduate nurse practitioners are autonomous working in collaboration with a physician but are not supervised by a physician. The nurse practitioner does not require collaboration after successfully completing 3600 clinical hours in practice. 

Learning Environment

The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making and professional growth.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Advance Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission.
  • Possess a current New York State Registered Nurse license.
  • One-year recent experience in a clinical area requiring acute care skills, i.e., family medicine or internal medicine office, community clinics, home care, hospital setting (med/surg or specialty floor) or specialty office practice preferred.
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from all college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor and Master degree in Nursing is required.
  • The three undergraduate mandatory courses are Health Assessment, Nursing Research, and Statistics and must have at least a minimum grade of B to be considered.
  • Students who have not taken an undergraduate statistics within five years are given the opportunity to take a statistics course during the first semester of the FNP Advanced Certificate program.
  • International students are also required to achieve a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 Internet-based (a minimum listening score of 22 is also required); 225 Computer-based; or 563 Paper-based. IELTS of 6.5 or above is also acceptable.

Program Requirements for Graduation

Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is presented in both lecture and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.

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

 38

 435

 624

Course Sequence

I.Core Credits Required for Program Prerequisites
NUR 612 Pathophysiology of the Adult for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 FNP or AGNP None
NUR 614 Primary Health Care of the Adult 2 FNP or AGNP NUR 610 & 612
NUR 630 The Advanced Practice Role 2 FNP or AGNP NUR 610 & 612
NUR 634 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 FNP or AGNP NUR 610 & 612
NUR 644 Pharmacology 4 FNP or AGNP NUR 610 & 612
II. Specialization Credits Direct Care Practicum Hours Required for Program Prerequisites
NUR 690 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family I 4 0 FNP NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644
NUR 691 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family I A = 2
B = 2
A= 88
B=88
Total 176
FNP NUR 690 (pre-req or co-req)
NUR 692 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family II 4 0 FNP NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644
NUR 693 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family II A = 2
B = 2
A=112
B=112
Total 224
FNP NUR 692 (pre-req or co-req)
NUR 694 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family III 4 0 FNP NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644
NUR 695 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family III A = 2
B = 2
A=112
B=112
Total 224
FNP NUR 694 (pre-req or co-req)

TOTAL:

38  624


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 on October 26-28, 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 virtual 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 October 5, 2020.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW

Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001

Or

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org


CONTACT

Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn
School of Nursing


Peggy C. Tallier, Dean
718-488-1059
Bkln-Nursing@liu.edu