For students holding a Master of Science in Nursing and seeking to expand their career through specialization in primary care, the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing offers a Post-Masters Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus. Depending on prior coursework, students may be able to complete the program in as little as six courses. With classes only one day a week, the FNP Post-Masters APRN Certificate program allows working students’ flexibility in furthering their career. Students have access to small class sizes and personalized preceptor placement offering each student a unique educational experience.
Upon completion of required coursework, graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters APRN Certificate are eligible to sit for national certification and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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Students enjoy small class sizes and personalized preceptor placement .
Students are given the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the requirements necessary to sit for national certification and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
More than 90% of all graduates are employed as an APRN within six months of graduation.
All courses and course descriptions for the Post-Master’s Certificate for Advanced Practice Nurses can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters APRN Certificate program requires the following to be submitted to or conducted by the School of Nursing:
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