Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program of the Decker School of Nursing is designed for nurses with a Master's Degree in nursing who seek advanced clinical preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in New York State and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide primary care to families. Supervised clinical practice is an integral part of the program. Whenever possible, clinical experience will be arranged near the student's place of residence.

Program Plan

Semester I (Fall) Credits
N502 Health Assessment 3
N518 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3
(Total Credits) 6
Semester II (Spring) Credits
N521 Nursing in Family Practice I 3
N553 Functional Role I Nurse Practitioner 4
N519 Advanced Pharmacology 3
(Total Credits) 10
Semester III (Fall) Credits
N522 Nursing in Family Practice II 3
N554 Functional Role II Nurse Practitioner 4
(Total Credits) 7
Semester IV (Spring) Credits
N596 Nursing in Family Practice III 3
N555 Functional Role III Nurse Practitioner 4
(Total Credits) 7
Total credits 30


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Last Updated: 3/11/16