Post Graduate Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner

The Post Graduate Certificate (PGC)  Family Nurse Practitioner prepares graduates with the requirements to sit for national certification to be a Family Nurse Practitioner.   MSN education has a foundation encompassing advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and health promotion/population health as well as a core promoting the advancement of the nursing profession through research and theory.  This PGC builds on that foundation with role focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner who is prepared to meet the increasing demand for primary care. Students complete courses in their role as well as courses in the advanced specialty area.  The program utilizes an online course format with required intensive days on campus or clinical site.  Focused clinical experiences are conducted as traditional, hands-on practice in a variety of clinical settings, enabling the student to acquire competence with new knowledge and skills. Prospective students must have a Master of Science  in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program as well as a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in order to be  admitted.  Graduates will be prepared to sit for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  

NURS 5302Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5303Pharmacology for Advanced Practice3
NURS 5305Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 5307Primary Care Procedures3
NURS 5621Primary Care I6
NURS 5622Primary Care II6
Total Hours24

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