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Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner Online


Earn more opportunities to thrive as a nurse leader with this family nurse practitioner certificate program.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


Explore the A-State Online FNP certificate program

The Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner online program elevates your professional practice by building on your credentials as an MSN-prepared nurse. Earn more opportunities to thrive as a nurse leader in this family nurse practitioner certificate program, which prepares you to deepen your patient relationships, provide more comprehensive care, and increase positive healthcare outcomes in rural and urban communities.

Our relevant curriculum ensures your FNP practice is ready for today’s healthcare challenges. You may choose from three start dates and benefit from 100% online coursework and one-on-one attention from our experienced, compassionate faculty as they help you explore dental health, radiology interpretation, telehealth practices, the management of clients and families with minor to chronic health issues, and more.

A-State offers an optional Skills Day on campus that provides the opportunity to perform actions as sutures, joint injections, digital blocks, and nail removals. As the demand for highly qualified FNPs continues to grow, this affordable family nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate empowers you to serve an urgent healthcare need and enjoy a rewarding career with comprehensive patient responsibilities.

In this online family nurse practitioner certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • Assist in providing primary care through performing standard procedure skills
  • Conduct physical diagnosis/differential diagnosis (looking at possible disorders that are causing the physical symptoms)
  • Work with patients/families to develop plans to improve and maintain health or treat illnesses
  • Assist in providing primary care through performing standard procedure skills
  • Conduct physical diagnosis/differential diagnosis (looking at possible disorders that are causing the physical symptoms)
  • Work with patients/families to develop plans to improve and maintain health or treat illnesses

Prepare for leadership roles across a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Internal medicine offices
  • Community clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics
  • University student health centers
  • Rehab centers
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Home care
  • Prisons and jails
  • Internal medicine offices
  • Community clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics
  • University student health centers
  • Rehab centers
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Home care
  • Prisons and jails

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of certificate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online certificate programs.

Total Tuition: $7,955
Program Duration: As few as 16 months
Credit Hours 21.5

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Tuition


Affordable A-State tuition makes it easy to advance

Our online family nurse practitioner certificate program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $370
Total Tuition: $7,955

Calendar


Set a calendar reminder for these key deadlines

Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/10/246/13/246/21/248/9/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/5/248/8/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/249/30/2410/3/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


Preview the admission requirements for the online FNP certificate

We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the online Post-Master’s Certificate – FNP program must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • MSN degree
  • Current unencumbered RN license

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in MSN coursework
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Satisfactory background check through Verified Credentials

Graduates of an MSN program with an FNP option that did not include the required certification eligibility requirements from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment, including diagnostics and disease management; Advanced Pharmacology; and/or minimum of 500 faculty supervised clinical hours) are also eligible to apply. A request for a curriculum “Gap Analysis” to determine an individual Plan of Study will be requested from the Program Coordinator prior to admission.

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


A look at the online FNP certificate curriculum

To finish the Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner online program, you must complete a total of 21 credit hours. Required coursework includes six advanced practice courses. If a Gap Analysis determines you must enroll in an individual plan of study, you will also need to complete three advanced nursing courses totaling nine credit hours.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this certificate.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Study of theoretical and clinical bases for management of women who are well or have minor health problems. Application of principles through case studies related to women's health. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Study of theoretical and clinical bases for management of pediatric clients and families who are well or have minor health problems. Application of principles through case studies of pediatric clients. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Study of theoretical and clinical bases for management of clients who have minor or chronic health problems. Areas of focus to include but not limited to: Health Promotion, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Mental Health, Multisystem disorders & management of office emergencies. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Study of theoretical and clinical bases for management of clients who have minor or chronic health problems across the lifespan. Areas of focus to include but not limited to: Dermatology, HEENT, Hematologic, and GU/GI Disorders. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Study of theoretical and clinical bases for management of clients who have minor or chronic health problems. Areas of focus to include but not limited to: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Endocrine, Metabolic, Rheumatic, & Oncologic Disorders. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023. Restricted to Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration program.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Analysis of application of nursing theory and research/role concepts, and exploration of issues specific to the role implementation, in family nurse practitioner practice. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Clinical preceptorship in primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice. Prepare students to interview patients, build care plans, and work with clinical instructors and preceptors to apply knowledge of primary care processes. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Clinical application of theoretical bases for management of clients and families for well visits and/or minor/complex health problems. Continued clinical preceptorship with opportunities for increased clinical knowledge in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts. Prerequisite, NURS 616V.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Clinical application of theoretical bases for management of clients for well visits and/or minor/complex health problems. Clinical preceptorship with opportunities for increased clinical knowledge in primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites, NURS 6212 and NURS 6222.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Continued clinical preceptorship with opportunities for increased clinical knowledge in primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice. Emphasis on patient assessment and prioritization of treatments and interventions for patients across the lifespan. Prerequisites, NURS 6212 and NURS 6222.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
FNP Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of Family Primary Care Advanced Nursing Practice in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisites, NURS 6232 and NURS 6242.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2.5
Culminating clinical course for FNP students. Applies knowledge from previous courses to create and finalize a professional portfolio. Participate in a research project to show professional research interests and educate others on potential upcoming changes within the health care system. Prerequisite, NURS 6252.

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