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Degrees Offered

Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  19.5

Certificate Description: Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner area of study will be prepared to deliver evidence based comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals of all ages, from birth through older adulthood. he FNP role includes the diagnosis and treatment of common acute and episodic health problems as well as the management of chronic diseases. The student will utilize current research to provide health education to individuals and families and demonstrate expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, the student will be prepared to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of care to all populations including rural and other underserved communities.

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Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallFebruary 15
SpringSeptember 30

A holistic review process is utilized for admission, however, students interested in the Graduate Certificate program should meet the following admission criteria:

  • Advanced practice nursing certification and/or credentialing.
  • Master degree nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (i.e. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate Certificate Program

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application (After acceptance to the Graduate Certificate program)
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)