Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate)

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Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Application Deadline: February 1

Fall start only.  Spring admission is not available.

Every effort will be made to provide students with both necessary and desired clinical experiences.

The Department of Nursing & Health Professions is authorized by the New York State Education Department to offer a post-master’s Certificate for Advanced Study in Family Nurse Practitioner to registered nurses who already possess both baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing from accredited programs.

Degree Requirements

The CAS in Nursing with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner consists of 36 credit hours:

  • NUR 531 Family Theory (2 credits)
  • NUR 555 Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NUR 568 Advanced Health Assessment 4 credits
  • NUR 569 Diagnostic Testing in Primary Care 1 credit
  • NUR 570 Clinical Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NUR 572 Family Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • NUR 580 Beginning Level Family Clinical (2 credits)
  • NUR 652 Family Primary Health Care I (3 credits)
  • NUR 658 Women’s Health Care (2 credits)
  • NUR 668 Family Primary Health Care II (4 credits)
  • NUR 670 Intermediate Level Family Clinical (3 credits)
  • NUR 680 Advanced Level Family Clinical (4 credits)
  • NUR 692 Culminating Seminar for Nurse Practitioners (2 credits)

The faculty realize that students in the post-master’s certificate programs will come with a variety of backgrounds and experience. Students will need to meet with an adviser early in the course of study to determine specific clinical needs.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at (315) 792-7505.


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