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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

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24 Credit hours (665 clinical hours)

MSN prepared nurses may apply for admission and receive a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner.  Admission to the post-master’s certificate program requires admission to USI Graduate Studies, which includes a copy of the MSN transcript and admission to the graduate nursing program.

Clinical Core (9 hours)

To complete the Post-Master’s Certificate, students must provide documentation of successful completion of the following areas which constitute the Clinical Core, or successfully complete these courses at USI: 

  1. Pathophysiology (3 credit hours) or NURS 617 - Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology  
  2. Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) or NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment  
  3. Graduate level Pharmacology course within the last five years. If the pharmacology course is older than five years, student must complete a 3 credit hours graduate level pharmacology course (3 credit hours/45 clinical hours) or NURS 622 - Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses  

Additionally, the following specialty courses must be completed successfully at USI:

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