The Post-masterís Certificate Option:
Family Nurse Practitioner
The family nurse practitioner certificate option provides the opportunity for nurses who already have an earned master’s degree in nursing in another clinical specialization to complete requirements to qualify for certification as a family nurse practitioner. The certificate program consists of courses from the advanced practice nursing core, graduate core, and the clinical specialization area. Additional credits in pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment/diagnostic reasoning may be required based on evaluation of previous university and professional experiences. A review of official transcripts will determine the student's course of study. Post-master’s certificate program students must complete the requisite number of clinical hours necessary for licensure eligibility by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PASBON).
All master's level nursing options are available in a part-time format. Selected courses may be offered in an online or accelerated format. All MSN-FNP courses are scheduled for Thursdays.