Post Master’s FNP Certificate

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Expand your scope of practice with a Post Master's FNP Certificate.

Master's-prepared nurses, you have the opportunity to increase your advanced nursing skills with Herzing University's online Post Master's Certificate FNP program (PMCFNP). This online program prepares advance practice nurses to become board-certified family nurse practitioners.

PMCFNP Program Highlights

  • CCNE-accredited online Post Master's Certificate Program
  • 100% online coursework
  • 33 credits, 675 clinical hours
  • Onsight clinical practicum support
  • Academic coaches and expert clinicians to support student success
  • FNP Board success planning and remediation
  • Population-based curriculum
  • 3 start dates per year

How long will the online PMCFNP program take?

Candidates for Herzing's online Post Master's Certificate Nurse Practitioner program must complete 9 courses consisting of 33 credits and 675 clinical hours. The program is typically completed in 15 months when attending full time. Part-time option available.

 

Classes start May 1.
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Benefits

 

Herzing's PMCFNP program provides busy professionals with the flexibliity and convenience of completing coursework online. Choose to go full time and complete the program in 15 months or opt to go part-time and complete the program in 18 months.

 

We at Herzing are committed to helping you achieve academic success.

As a student in our PMCFNP program, you will learn from dedicated Master- and Doctoral-prepared faculty, be teamed with clinical course faculty who are experts in their field, and have Master-prepared academic coaches available to you who offer one-on-one assistance, coaching, and support.

Herzing also provides extensive suport to ensure our PMCFNP graduates are successful on the FNP Board examinations. This includes live review courses, predictor assessments and one-on-one remidation coaching.

 

The Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner program offered by Herzing University Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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Curriculum

PMCFNP Program Curriculum

Designed  for nurses who already hold a MSN, Herzing's PMCFNP program provides nurses the opportunity to go from non-clinical to clinical-based advanced practice nursing. The population-based curriculum begins with three direct care courses followed by FNP concentration courses, focusing on the primary care needs of patients across the lifespan.

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Candidates for Herzing University's online Post Master's Cerficiate Family Nurse Practitioner program must complete 33 credits of coursework and 675 clinical hours. The program is typically completed in 15 months when attending full time. 

As a graduate of Herzing University's Post Master's Certificate FNP program, you will be eligible to take the American Association of Nurse Practitioner's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

PMCFNP Sample Schedule (when attending full time)

SEMESTER 1
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
 NU 626 Roles for Nurse PractitionersNu 621 Advanced Pathophysiology
NU 580 Health Promotion Across the Life Span 
 6 Credits3 Credits
9 Semester Credits 
SEMESTER 2
NU 633 Management of Pharmacotherapetics in Advanced Practice 4 Credits
NU 609 Advanced Health Assessment (135 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
8 CREDITS
SEMESTER 3
NU 623 Adult Healthcare (135 Clinical Hours)
NU 631 Healthcare of women Across the Life Span (135 Clinical Hours)
8 Credits
SEMESTER 4
NU 632 Healthcare of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (135 Clinical Hours) - 4 Credits
NU 627 Geriatric Healthcare (135 Clinical Hours) - 4 Credits
8 CREDITS

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Requirements

Admission Requirements

Herzing University's Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner program is open to registered nurses who:

  1. Possess a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university or college.
  2. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the state in which they live. (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement.)

 

Disclosures

Not all programs approved in all states. Individuals considering the Post Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program should be aware that state requirements for availability of required clinical courses and eligibility to apply for licensure as a family nurse practitioner vary from state to state. Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any graduate nursing program.

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