FNP Post-Master’s Certificate

Specialize in your field. Stand out in your practice.

As an advanced practice nurse, you play a leading role in some of life’s most important events ― from delivering babies to treating traumas and providing end-of-life care.

In each of these situations, you must function as a full partner in the relentless effort to maximize patient outcomes and minimize cost. You can give yourself an edge by specializing in your field of choice and developing the expertise to stand out as advanced practice professional.

Your master’s is just the beginning — keep building your expertise with an online post-master’s certificate specialized in family nurse practitioner (FNP) from Misericordia University.

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Progressive online learning environment

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Tuition discounts for select industry partners

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No entrance exams or application fees

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Small classes for personalized instruction

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Seamless transition to doctoral-level study

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Clinical workshops and advanced simulations

Why earn your family nurse practitioner certificate?

You’re already a master’s-level nurse — now it’s time to specialize your knowledge. Prepare for advanced practice in primary care settings and gain the autonomy to diagnose, treat, and manage health issues in patients of all ages.

Earn your post-master’s certificate with a specialization in family nurse practitioner and prepare to:

  • Apply critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making to improve patient outcomes across the lifespan
  • Form lasting relationships with individuals and families based on trust
  • Build interpersonal relationships with other healthcare professionals to encourage cross-functional collaboration
  • Be aware of industry trends and seek ways to integrate them to impact healthcare policy and regulatory changes
  • Apply advanced practice knowledge to support the well-being of individuals and families from diverse populations
  • Monitor and ensure quality care practices through patient advocacy and ethical decision-making

Quality care is your top priority. Quality education is ours.

The faculty at Misericordia is composed of diverse experts with well-rounded industry experience in acute, urgent, primary, pediatric, and geriatric care. They know what it takes to be leaders in nursing because they’re nurse leaders themselves. And when you learn from them, you can become one, too.

The online family nurse practitioner post-master’s certificate enables MSN degree holders to complete requirements and qualify for board certification as an FNP. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national family nurse practitioner certification examinations offered by the following organizations:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Corporation (ANCC)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

FNP Certificate Program Curriculum

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate — 50 credits | 630 clinical hours

The focus of this 50-credit certificate program centers around the primary care and management of acute episodic or chronic health problems of individuals and families.

Year One

20 credits

NSG 527Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3 Credits
NSG 528Advanced Physical Ex and Dx Reasoning3 Credits
DNP 800Evidence-Based Practice Theory and Role3 Credits
NSG 526 Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care3 Credits
DNP 802Advanced Biomedical Ethics & Healthcare Policy3 Credits
NSG 690Primary Care OCI I (FNP and AGPCNP tracks)1 Credit
NSG 529Introduction to Clinical Management of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice Nursing4 Credits

Year Two

19 credits

NSG 613Acute Episodic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults3 Credits
NSG 614Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults3 Credits
NSG 615 Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults4 Credits
NSG 616Evidenced-Based Research Utilization for Advanced Practice Nursing3 Credits
NSG 691Primary Care OCI II (FNP and AGPCNP tracks)1 Credit
NSG 617Women’s Health3 Credits
NSG 618Clinical Management of Women’s Health2 Credits

Year Three

11 credits

NSG 619Health of Children4 Credits
NSG 620Clinical Management of Children’s Health2 Credits
NSG 612AAdvanced Practice Nursing Clinical Synthesis3 Credits
NSG 622Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis 3 for APRN (Capstone)3 Credits