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Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Graduate Certificate

Hybrid

Course Delivery

$21,215

Tuition

27

Total Credits

1.5 years

Minimum Duration


Program Details

The post-graduate certificate is designed for certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who want to extend their scope of practice to provide broader care for patients outside their original area of practice that they studied previously in graduate school. Through five courses, the program prepares professionals to work as Family Nurse Practitioners with patients across the lifespan in primary care settings. The program is hybrid: courses include online, on-campus, and clinical components.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the post-graduate certificate will be eligible to sit for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Career Outlook


Students will be prepared to earn certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program gives Advanced Practice Registered Nurses knowledge and skills to deliver family-focused care, emphasizing wellness and prevention and providing treatment for everything from mild ailments to serious conditions.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Kara Schrader headshot

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

 

Course Information

NUR 912 - Health Promotion – Family (3 Credits)
NUR 915 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 916 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 917 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 918 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV – Family (6 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A master's degree.
    Hold a masters degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.;
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0;
  • A license/certificate required
    Possess a current unrestricted license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the applicant's state or country and specialty certification. Possess current certification from a U.S. National Certifying Board as an NP, CNS, CRNA or CNM.;
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • A written personal statement
    Submit a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for additional graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice; nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology clinical nurse.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Submit a university application and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Complete an admission interview with the college of Nursing faculty. Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum average score of 550, no sub-score below 52 on the paper-based test (PBT). If the applicant completes the Internet-based test (iBT), no sub-score below 19 for reading, listening, and speaking; no writing sub-score below 22 and a minimum average score of 80. Applicants should have all test scores sent from the testing agency directly to the Michigan State University Office of Admissions.

Key Dates

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,215
$21,215

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

The post-graduate certificate is designed for certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who want to extend their scope of practice to provide broader care for patients outside their original area of practice that they studied previously in graduate school. Through five courses, the program prepares professionals to work as Family Nurse Practitioners with patients across the lifespan in primary care settings. The program is hybrid: courses include online, on-campus, and clinical components.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the post-graduate certificate will be eligible to sit for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Career Outlook


Students will be prepared to earn certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program gives Advanced Practice Registered Nurses knowledge and skills to deliver family-focused care, emphasizing wellness and prevention and providing treatment for everything from mild ailments to serious conditions.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Kara Schrader headshot

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

 

Course Information

NUR 912 - Health Promotion – Family (3 Credits)
NUR 915 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 916 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 917 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III – Family (6 Credits)
NUR 918 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV – Family (6 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A master's degree.
    Hold a masters degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.;
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0;
  • A license/certificate required
    Possess a current unrestricted license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the applicant's state or country and specialty certification. Possess current certification from a U.S. National Certifying Board as an NP, CNS, CRNA or CNM.;
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • A written personal statement
    Submit a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for additional graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice; nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology clinical nurse.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Submit a university application and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Complete an admission interview with the college of Nursing faculty. Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum average score of 550, no sub-score below 52 on the paper-based test (PBT). If the applicant completes the Internet-based test (iBT), no sub-score below 19 for reading, listening, and speaking; no writing sub-score below 22 and a minimum average score of 80. Applicants should have all test scores sent from the testing agency directly to the Michigan State University Office of Admissions.

Key Dates

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,215
$21,215

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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