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Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate)

D'Youville students in a clinical skills lab

Graduates of the FNP certificate program will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

Overview

OVERVIEW

Case management, preventive services, prescription writing, and family/client education are an integral part of the nurse practitioner practice.

D'Youville's advanced certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner is designed for students who have already earned a master's degree in nursing. Graduates of the certificate program will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

  • The 28-credit-hour program can be completed in 12 to 24 months.
  • Students accomplish 700 hours of clinical preceptorships and are well prepared to provide primary care to patients of all ages.

course requirements

Course Requirements

Fall Semester Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
NUR 631 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 631L Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1
NUR 633 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
NUR 634 Health Promotion and Primary Care of Children and Families 3
NUR 635 Health Promotion and Primary Care of Women & Families 3
NUR 640 CL Family NP Clinical Practicum in Adult Health and Aging Adults 4

Spring Semester Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
NUR 632 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 637 Health Promotion and Primary Care of Adults and Aging Populations 3
NUR 638 Family NP Clinical Practicum in Pediatrics 3
NUR 639 Family NP Clinical Practicum in Women's Healthcare 3

summer semester courses

Course # Course Name Credits
NUR 640 S Family Clinical Practicum Seminar in Adult Health and Aging Adults 1

Total credits required

Total credits required for post-master's certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner: 30

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for the graduate programs at D'Youville College, applicants to the post-master's certificate in family nurse practitioner must present the following:

  • Master of science degree in nursing
  • Active, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in New York state or Ontario if Canadian
  • Baccalaureate-level health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology courses or equivalent
  • Interview with the program director/faculty
  • At least two references on clinical performance from a supervisor or colleague

A minimum of one year of experience as a registered nurse is recommended.

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