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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Post-Nursing Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner - Graduate Certificate

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The Post–Nursing Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides nurses who already have masters degree preparation in another area of nursing the opportunity to complete courses necessary to seek national certification and practice as a family nurse practitioner. For the Post-Nursing Masters FNP Certificate, courses that will most likely need to be taken (depending on masters transcript and course review) include (31 credits):
NURS 640  Family Nursing Science* (3)
NURS 622  Advanced Nursing Actions* (3)
NURS 643  Reproductive Health* (2)
NURS 641  Adult and Older Adult Health* (3)
NURS 662  Women's Health Clinical* (2)
NURS 644  Adult and Older Adult Health II* (3)
NURS 652  Adult Health Clinical* (4)
NURS 556  Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs* (1)
NURS 642  Child and Adolescent Health* (3)
NURS 646  Pediatric Health Clinical* (3)
NURS 653  Family Health Clinical* (4)

*Courses marked with an asterisk above are included in the certificate program. Students completing the Post-Nursing Masters FNP Certificate program are also expected to have completed the following graduate courses in their original nursing masters program or the equivalent prior to admission or during their course of study at MSU. Depending on masters transcript and course review, courses that may need to be taken include (22 credits):

A graduate level statistics course
An undergraduate level research course
NURS 554  Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 553  Advanced Pharmacology (3)
NURS 552  Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NURS 601  Nursing Science Theory (3)
NURS 602  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
NURS 663  Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities (2)
NURS 604  Evidence-Based Practice for APNs (3)
NURS 695  Alternate Plan Paper (2)

Gainful Employment Program Information
The program is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information follow these links: