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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

If you have earned your Master of Science in Nursing, you may be considered for the post-master’s certificate program. The Family Nurse Practitioner program director will review your transcript and conduct a “gap analysis” to determine courses you need to prepare for certification as a CRNP in Pennsylvania.

Once accepted into the post-master’s certificate program, you will complete the prescribed FNP curriculum,specifically for FNP licensure and prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Once you meet the criteria, you may apply for national certification through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Admission Requirements

If you have completed an M.S.N. from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may apply for this certificate.

You will also participate in an official advising session with the director of the M.S.N. program and/or a faculty member.

Required Courses

Required courses for the Post Masters Certificate will vary by student based on their gap analysis. See the full list of courses for the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Program may range from 11 to 35 credits to completion. Courses are offered in a hybrid format, blending online learning with face-to-face instruction in late afternoon to accommodate work schedules.

At A Glance

Program: Graduate Certificate
Audience: Registered nurses with master’s or doctoral degrees
Format: 14-week hybrid courses
Cost: $710/credit
Time to Completion As little as one year, depending on gap analysis

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