Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

If you have a nurse practitioner master’s degree, this certificate will enable you to gain FNP credentials in less time than earning a full master’s degree.

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Program Overview

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Deepen your advanced nursing knowledge with the Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program from St. Thomas University. If you have a nurse practitioner master’s degree, this advanced placement FNP certificate will empower you to specialize as a family nurse practitioner without repeating coursework. As you develop the credentials to become a successful primary care provider, you will be able to supply a wide range of family-focused health care services by ordering tests and analyzing results, developing treatment plans, and prescribing medications.

The insights you gain from this advanced placement post-master’s FNP certificate online program will enable you to effectively provide the best possible patient outcomes by learning to work independently and collaboratively with a team of health care professionals in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, universities, and private practice. Expand your leadership skills and learn about the financial aspects of advanced practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate advanced knowledge in nursing, related science, and leadership skills that will emphasize ethical and critical decision-making to promote safe, high quality, cost effective, and culturally appropriate care across diverse settings
  • Incorporate evidence-based research to resolve practice problems and improve knowledge
  • Construct processes for self-accountability of professional growth, adopt lifelong learning, and practice safely and effectively within your chosen specialty to maintain health and improve patient outcomes
  • Establish an environment of advanced practice that is conducive to the development of effective interactions with patients, other disciplines, and other entities in communities
  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and the improvement of the quality of the health care system at the local, regional, state, national, and global level
  • Demonstrate competence in the communication, collaboration, and consultation to advance interprofessional teams
  • Integrate clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to maintain optimal health and improve patient health outcomes
  • Apply advanced knowledge gained from nursing and other related sciences to practice as a competent health care provider
  • Integrate advanced knowledge in nursing, related science, and leadership skills that will emphasize ethical and critical decision-making to promote safe, high quality, cost effective, and culturally appropriate care across diverse settings
  • Incorporate evidence-based research to resolve practice problems and improve knowledge
  • Construct processes for self-accountability of professional growth, adopt lifelong learning, and practice safely and effectively within your chosen specialty to maintain health and improve patient outcomes
  • Establish an environment of advanced practice that is conducive to the development of effective interactions with patients, other disciplines, and other entities in communities
  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and the improvement of the quality of the health care system at the local, regional, state, national, and global level
  • Demonstrate competence in the communication, collaboration, and consultation to advance interprofessional teams
  • Integrate clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to maintain optimal health and improve patient health outcomes
  • Apply advanced knowledge gained from nursing and other related sciences to practice as a competent health care provider

Nursing Career Opportunities

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner Supervisor
  • Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner
  • Associate Professor
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner Supervisor
  • Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner
  • Associate Professor
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

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St. Thomas University offers a variety of nursing programs. Check out all of our online nursing programs.

Total Tuition $12,300
Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 20

Accreditation

CCNE Accredited Program

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing, and post-graduate certificate programs in nursing at St. Thomas University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition

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Tuition for the Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $12,300
Per Credit Hour $585

Calendar

Here are the important dates you need to remember

The Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 23/9/242/22/242/26/243/1/243/6/245/3/247 weeks
Summer 15/11/244/24/244/29/245/3/245/8/246/21/246 weeks
Summer 26/22/246/5/246/10/246/14/246/19/248/2/246 weeks
Fall 18/17/248/1/248/5/248/9/248/14/2410/11/247 weeks
Fall 210/12/249/26/249/30/2410/4/2410/9/2412/6/247 weeks

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/24/24
Class Starts 5/11/24

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Admissions

Review the requirements for your online Post-Master’s AP FNP Certificate

Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse nursing backgrounds greater access to the Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. You must possess an unencumbered RN license, a master’s degree in a nurse practitioner field, and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Due to in-person clinical requirements, only students currently residing in Florida and Georgia can enter this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Active RN license

The following criteria are used for admission to the Post-Master’s AP FNP Certificate online program.

  • 3.0 GPA from a degree granting institution
  • Active and unencumbered Florida or Georgia nursing license
  • This program requires an MSN in a nurse practitioner field

Official transcripts and all other documentation should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Courses

Find out what you’ll learn in your Post-Master’s AP FNP Online Certificate program

The Post-Master’s Advanced Placement Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online curriculum is comprised of eight specialization courses (20 credit hours).

Courses in this program are seven weeks long. Courses during the two summer terms, however, are six weeks long.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will facilitate an in-depth understanding of family system concepts. The course will also address ethical and cultural issues when working with families.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The role and function of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will be explored through the clinical rotation experience. This course requires that students complete 125 clinical hours working in an FNP capacity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a foundational framework for advanced practice nursing in women’s health. The focus will be on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common health problems in the culturally diverse women population. This course will also look at health promotion and disease prevention strategies in women.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The role and function of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will be explored through the clinical rotation experience. This course requires that students complete 125 clinical hours working in an FNP capacity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course prepares advanced-practice nurses to function effectively in leadership roles within multi-disciplinary health-care systems/organizations specifically focused on adults and their families. Critical issues that impact the practice environment are explored. Students develop skills in facilitating evidence-based practice for specific populations of adults and their families with emphasis on skills requisite for certification in Family Nurse Practitioner role.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The role and function of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will be explored through the clinical rotation experience. This course requires that students complete 125 clinical hours working in an FNP capacity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the magament of acute/chronic and rapidly changing conditions of adults/older adults. Urgent care issues are addressed. It emphasizes principles of health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, and management of common health care problems in diverse elderly populations. Emphasis is placed on developmental needs and the pathophysiologic processes underlying certain conditions. The impact of the family on the health of the elderly is explored.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The role and function of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will be explored through the clinical rotation experience. This course requires that students complete 125 clinical hours working in an FNP capacity.
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