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    Sep 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

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The College of Nursing offers certificates for nurses who need additional training. A master’s degree in nursing is required for admission. This post-MSN certificate prepares advanced practice nurses for a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Advanced practice nursing involves the delivery of care, management of resources, interdisciplinary collaboration, and application of technology, information systems, knowledge, and critical thinking.

The total credit hours will vary depending on the student’s academic record, clinical experience, and objectives. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. Contact the Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies for more information.


Course requirements are NURS 570 , NURS 571 , NURS 572 , and NURS 573  plus additional credit hours as determined by the college.

The College of Nursing will observe the following grading scale:

    A    =  92 – 100        4 quality points
    B+  =  88 – 91          3.3 quality points
    B    =  83 – 87          3 quality points
    C+ =  78 – 82          2.3 quality points
    C   =  75 – 77          2 quality points
    D   =  67 – 74          1 quality point
    F    =  66 or below   0 quality points

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