Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certification
Dr. Gohar Karami
Administrative Asst. - Michelle Jordan
F.L. Atkins Room 212
The FNP is designed for Master prepared registered nurses who are not prepared as nurse practitioners or are prepared as practitioners in one specialty and desire to prepare themselves for FNP specialty. MSN graduates who wish to take the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program of study in preparation for sitting for FNP certifications examination may apply for non-degree FNP Certification status. Admission to this option is competitive and is granted for the entire series of clinical required in the program of study except for practicing Nurse Practitioners, who will be evaluated based on the four program options and obtain preparation within a 12-18 month program of study.
Students in FNP certification program are prepared to obtain and assess health history and physical exam data, order/interpret appropriate diagnostic tests, identify any potential health problems, and formulate with the patient and/or family a comprehensive plan of therapeutic measures that promote, maintain, or restore health. This plan may include consultation with other health professionals or referral for complicated medical management. Upon completion of the nurse practitioner program of study, the student is eligible to sit for FNP certification examinations offered by American Nurses' Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Graduates will achieve the same competencies and objectives and expected outcomes as it is described for Master of Science in Nursing family Nurse Practitioner curriculum.
* FNP will only accept applications into the program for Fall semester.
Plan of Study
Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Courses
NUR 6511 Advanced Health Assessment, Health Promotion & Diagnostic Reasoning 5
NUR 6310 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 6312 Advanced Pharmacology 3
FNP - Specialty Courses Didactics and Clinical
NUR 6325 Primary Health Care of Adults/Older Adults in Families 3
NUR 6423 Primary Health Care of Adults/Older Adult Practicum 4
NUR 6322 Primary Health Care of Women in Families 3
NUR 6327 Primary Health Care of Women in Families Practicum 3
NUR 6324 Primary Health Care of Children in Families 3
NUR 6326 Primary Health Care of Children in Family Practicum 3
NUR 6444 Residency Practicum 4
NUR 6307 Advanced Nursing Technologies (optional) 3
The Nurse Practitioner applicants will be evaluated based on their specialty area for the required credits and the clinical hours.