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Post-MSN Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)

USA

What will I learn?

The focus of this post-master’s certificate is to prepare nurse practitioners to manage health care needs for individuals across the life span including the care of child bearing women. A family centered approach in a variety of health care settings will be provided.

The curriculum addresses health promotion, guidance and counseling, comprehensive health assessment, and management of healthy individuals and families as well as those with complex acute, critical, and chronic conditions across the age continuum.

The certificate provides 540 clock hours of supervised direct patient care. Currently certified NPs who are expanding into this area of practice may request a waiver of selected courses and clinical experiences. This is individually determined upon admission by gap analysis.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the specialized body of knowledge and clinical competencies needed to assume the roles of the family and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. 2. Integrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide direct, comprehensive family centered care across the age and illness continuum. 3. Engage in advanced nursing practice, viewed through the constellation of the family system, to assure ethically based quality health care guided by the values of stewardship and health equity. 4. Employ interprofessional collaboration to promote access to high quality cost-effective care for patients, communities, and systems.

Which department am I in?

The College of Nursing and Health

Study options

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,640.00 per year
USD $960 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

The College of Nursing and Health

Room 101 DiPonio Building,

LIVONIA,

Michigan,

48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Possession of a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by a nursing professional accreditation agency, i.e., CCNE or ACEN, with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Applicants for admission to the Post-MSN Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

Possession of a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by a nursing professional accreditation agency, i.e., CCNE or ACEN, with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants may be considered for admission to the certificate prior to completion of the master’s degree; however, the certificate will be awarded only upon completion of the master’s degree.

Current national certification in Advanced Practice Nursing as: Adult NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP, Gerontological NP, Women’s Health NP, or Adult Health CNS. Length of plan of study and additional required course work depends on assessment of competency attainment via previous NP specialty preparation and current clinical experience

Current resume that indicates work history as a professional registered nurse.

One year practice as professional registered nurse preferred.

Current unencumbered Michigan RN license, or eligibility for same

Internet based TOEFL (iBT, Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 80; or

TOEFL paper-and-pencil test with a minimum score of 550, accompanied by the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5; or

IELTS score of 6.5+; or

PTE Academic score of 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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