Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified PNPs

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified PNPs

The Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed for those nurses who hold the master's degree in Child and Adolescent Health or Pediatric Nursing, are certified as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and are seeking preparation to practice as a family nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the 16-18 credit hour program, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination.


Admission Requirements

  • Hold an MSN degree in Child and Adolescent Health or Pediatric Nursing
  • Hold certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum of two to three years recent experience in pediatric health care
  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Individual and Family Development Across the Life Span, Advanced Adult/Gerontological Assessment/NP, and Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

Application Deadline

Applications to the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post MSN) for Certified PNPs are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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